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Anna-Marie McLemore and Elana K Arnold
February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Two much loved authors. Two fabulous critically-acclaimed new books. One exceptional afternoon. The Red Tour is coming to Kepler’s!
Meet Anna-Marie McLemore and Elana K. Arnold as they introduce their newest books Dark and Deepest Red, a modern story of passion and betrayal paired with the forbidding magic of a fairy tale. And Red Hood, a dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power—and one girl’s journey to regain it.
Dark and Deepest Red: Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves. Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.
Red Hood: Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou’s past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods—frightened, but not alone.
Anna-Marie McLemore is the author of The Weight of Feathers, a finalist for the 2016 William C. Morris Debut Award; 2017 Stonewall Honor Book When the Moon Was Ours, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature and was the winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award; Wild Beauty, and Blanca & Roja .
Elana K. Arnold is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning young adult novels and children’s books, including the Printz Honor winner Damsel and the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of. Elana teaches in Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program.