Please join us on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7 PM PDT for a discussion of WE ARE INEVITABLE with author Gayle Forman in conversation with Nina LaCour (author of WE ARE OKAY and WATCH OVER ME) and Jandy Nelson (author of I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN and THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE).
Our discussion will be webcast on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87202166749.
Even in the face of extinction, life--and love--finds a way.
Aaron Stein used to think books were miracles. But not anymore. Even though he spends his days working in his family's secondhand bookstore, the only book Aaron can bear to read is one about the demise of the dinosaurs. It's a predicament he understands all too well, now that his brother and mom are gone and his friends have deserted him, leaving Aaron and his shambolic father alone in a moldering bookstore in a crusty mountain town where no one seems to read anymore.
So when Aaron sees the opportunity to sell the store, he jumps at it, thinking this is the only way out. But he doesn't account for Chad, a "best life" bro with a wheelchair and way too much optimism, or the town's out-of-work lumberjacks taking on the failing shop as their pet project. And he certainly doesn't anticipate meeting Hannah, a beautiful, brave musician who might possibly be the kind of inevitable he's been waiting for.
All of them will help Aaron to come to terms with what he's lost, what he's found, who he is, and who he wants to be, and show him that destruction doesn't inevitably lead to extinction; sometimes it leads to the creation of something entirely new.
About the Author
Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. Her #1 New York Times bestselling novel If I Stay was adapted into a film starring Chloë Grace Moretz. Gayle is also the author of several other bestselling novels, including Where She Went, I Was Here, the Just One series, I Have Lost My Way, and Leave Me. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.
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"No one writes about love like Gayle Forman. Lose yourself in her passionate mash note to rock music, indie bookstores and best of all, the miracles that can happen when you take chances on other people." — E. LOCKHART, #1 New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars and Again Again
About Jandy Nelson
Jandy Nelson, like her characters in I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN, comes from a superstitious lot. She was tutored from a young age in the art of the four-leaf clover hunt; she knocks wood, throws salt, and carries charms in her pockets. Her debut novel, THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE, was on multiple Best Books of the Year lists, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, earned numerous starred reviews, has been translated widely, and continues to enjoy great international success. Currently a full-time writer, Jandy lives and writes in San Francisco, California—not far from the settings of THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE and I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN.
About Nina LaCour
Nina LaCour is the author of the widely acclaimed HOLD STILL, THE DISENCHANTMENTS, EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU, and the Michael L. Printz Award-winner WE ARE OKAY. She is also the coauthor, with David Levithan, of YOU KNOW ME WELL. Formerly a bookseller and high school English teacher, she now writes and parents full time. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Nina lives with her family in San Francisco, California. www.ninalacour.com