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  • MARISHA PESSL READS FROM HER YA NOVEL NEVERWORLD WAKE

    Neverworld Wake (Delacorte Press) Enter a realm where fears are physical and memories come alive in this absorbing psychological suspense thriller, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film. Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School,…

    Neverworld Wake (Delacorte Press)

    Enter a realm where fears are physical and memories come alive in this absorbing psychological suspense thriller, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film.

    Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her five best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim—their creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriend—changed everything.

    One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft—the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world—hoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim's death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses she's never going to know what really happened.

    Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions. Now Beatrice has one last shot at answers...and at life.

    And so begins the Neverworld Wake.

    Marisha Pessl is the author of Night Film and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, her bestselling debut, which was awarded the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize and selected as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review. She lives with her husband and two children in New York City. Visit Marisha online at MarishaPessl.com and on Facebook, and follow @marishapessl on Twitter and Instagram.

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  • HALLIE BATEMAN DISCUSSES HER GRAPHIC NOVEL WHAT TO DO WHEN I'M GONE

    What to Do when I'm Gone (Bloomsbury) In Hallie’s early twenties, she became terrified that her mother would die. Worrying that she’d be paralyzed with grief, not knowing what to do with herself, in 2011, she conceived the idea of a book and shared it with her mother, Suzy. After numerous failed …

    What to Do when I'm Gone (Bloomsbury)

    In Hallie’s early twenties, she became terrified that her mother would die. Worrying that she’d be paralyzed with grief, not knowing what to do with herself, in 2011, she conceived the idea of a book and shared it with her mother, Suzy. After numerous failed attempts to get started on the project, Hallie planned a trip to Maine in 2015 where two were to stay in a cabin for a few days. Upon arrival, Hallie said, “guess what? We’re starting the book.” They sat on the screened in porch each evening and Hallie typed while her mother answered her questions about how to spend the rest of her life without her mother.

    What to Do when I'm Gone is an instruction manual for getting through life without a mom. The death of one’s mother, is one of life’s key turning points. Combining Suzy's wit and heartfelt advice with Hallie's quirky and colorful style, What to Do when I'm Gone is the illustrated instruction manual for getting through life without one's mom. It's also a poignant look at loss, love, and taking things one moment at a time. By turns whimsical, funny, touching, and above all pragmatic, it will leave readers laughing and teary-eyed. And it will spur conversations that enrich family members' understanding of one another.

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