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Melissa Albert in conversation with Laura Ruby "Our Crooked Hearts" Launch Celebration

Join us at the Book Cellar on June 30th to celebrate the launch of Melissa Albert's newest novel Our Crooked Hearts.


About the book:

The suburbs, right now . . .

Seventeen-year-old Ivy's summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a secret she's always known--that there's more to her mother than meets the eye.

The city, back then . . .

Dana has always been perceptive. And the summer she turns sixteen, with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, her gifts bloom into a heady fling with the supernatural. As the trio's aspirations darken, they find themselves speeding toward a violent breaking point.

Years after it began, Ivy and Dana's shared story will come down to a reckoning among a daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should've messed with.

About the author: 

Melissa Albert is the New York Times and indie bestselling author of the Hazel Wood series (The Hazel Wood, The Night Country, Tales from the Hinterland) and a former bookseller and YA lit blogger. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and included in the New York Times list of Notable Children’s Books. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

About the conversation partner:

A two-time National Book Award Finalist, Laura Ruby writes fiction and poetry for adults, teens and children. She is the author of the Printz Medal Winning novel Bone Gap, as well as the historical ghost story Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All. Other works include the middle-grade York trilogy and the new picture book, ME AND MS. TOO. She is on the faculty of Hamline University’s Masters in Writing for Children Program. She makes her home in the Chicago area.

Event Address: 
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Event Start Time: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
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