Amy Reed presents The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World, in conversation with Jaye Robin Brown and Amber Smith

Amy Reed will be in conversation with Jaye Robin Brown, author of The Meaning of Birds, and Amber Smith, author of Something Like Gravity. 

Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don't have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms. When the lives of these two loners are thrust together, Lydia's cynicism is met with Billy's sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. On top of that, weird happenings including an impossible tornado and an all-consuming fog are cropping up around them--maybe even because of them. And as the two grow closer and confront bigger truths about their pasts, they must also deal with such inconveniences as a narcissistic rock star, a war between unicorns and dragons, and eventually, of course, the apocalypse. With a unique mix of raw emotion, humor, and heart, the surreal plotline pulls readers through an epic exploration of how caring for others makes us vulnerable--and how utterly pointless life would be if we didn't.

Amy Reed is the author of the contemporary young adult novels Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, Over You, Damaged, Invincible, Unforgivable, and The Nowhere Girls. She is also the editor of Our Stories, Our Voices. She is a feminist, mother, and quadruple Virgo who enjoys running, making lists, and wandering around the mountains of western North Carolina where she lives. You can find her online at AmyReedFiction.com.

Jaye Robin Brown is the critically acclaimed author of the young adult novels Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit and No Place to Fall. She lives in North Carolina with her dog, horses, and wife. You can visit her on Instagram @jayerobinbrown or online at www.jayerobinbrown.com.  Her latest book is The Meaning of Birds (04/16/19)

Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go. An advocate for increased awareness of gendered violence, as well as LGBTQ equality, she writes in the hope that her books can help to foster change and spark dialogue surrounding these issues. She grew up in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her partner and their ever-growing family of rescued dogs and cats. You can find her online at AmberSmithAuthor.com.  Amber's new book Something LIke Gravity will be released on June 18th and she will be speaking in our store on June 25th!

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Event date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481481762
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - July 9th, 2019

The Meaning of Birds Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062824448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - April 16th, 2019

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Something Like Gravity Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534437180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 18th, 2019