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Kelly Loy Gilbert and Anna-Marie McLemore
March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
Two much loved critically acclaimed authors. Two fabulous eagerly awaited new books. Join us as we launch Kelly Loy Gilbert’s new book When We Were Infinite and celebrate a week early for Anna-Marie McLemore’s new book The Mirror Season.
Kelly Loy Gilbert is the author of the William C. Morris Debut Award finalist Conviction and Stonewall Honor Book Picture Us in the Light. When We Were Infinite is a powerful, achingly romantic drama about the secrets we keep, from each other and from ourselves.
All Beth wants is for her tight-knit circle of friends—Grace Nakamura, Brandon Lin, Sunny Chen, and Jason Tsou—to stay together. With her family splintered and her future a question mark, these friends are all she has—even if she sometimes wonders if she truly fits in with them. Besides, she’s certain she’ll never be able to tell Jason how she really feels about him, so friendship will have to be enough. Then Beth witnesses a private act of violence in Jason’s home, and the whole group is shaken. Beth and her friends make a pact to do whatever it takes to protect Jason, no matter the sacrifice. But when even their fierce loyalty isn’t enough to stop Jason from making a life-altering choice, Beth must decide how far she’s willing to go for him—and how much of herself she’s willing to give up.
Anna-Marie McLemore is the author of William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist The Weight of Feathers, Stonewall Honor Book When the Moon Was Ours, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, Wild Beauty , Blanca & Roja, and Dark and Deepest Red. The Mirror Season is “An unforgettable story of trauma and healing, told in achingly beautiful prose with great tenderness and care.” ―Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying
When two teens discover that they were both sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship through her family’s possibly-magical pastelería, his secret forest of otherworldly trees, and the swallows returning to their hometown.
This is sure to be a fantastic and thought provoking conversation.
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