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Event on Monday, January 14th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
We are excited to welcome author and journalist Nicole Chung in conversation with journalist (and our Non-Fiction Book Club Leader) Melody Schreiber to discuss Nicole's memoir ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW, which shares her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child
About ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW
An Indies Introduce Pick for Summer/Fall 2018
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Library Journal Editors’ Pick for Fall 2018
What does it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your family—and what happens when you find them.
Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From early childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hopes of giving her a better life; that forever feeling slightly out of place was simply her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as she grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from—she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.
Event on Saturday January 26th, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
We packed the house for the release of REIGN OF THE FALLEN last year, and we're so excited to be hosting Sarah Glenn Marsh again for the sequel to her gorgeous, creepy, queer Young Adult fantasy about a world of necromancers and ghosts! You can pre-order Song of the Dead to get an exclusive set of character cards, and either pick it up at the signing, or have it shipped to you (domestic U.S. shipping only).
About SONG OF THE DEAD:
The Dead must stay buried.
Karthia is nothing like it used to be. The kingdom’s borders are open for the first time in nearly three hundred years, and raising the dead has been outlawed. Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia’s waters, hoping to heal a heart broken in more ways than she can count. But with Meredy joining the ocean voyage, vanquishing her sorrow will be a difficult task.
Despite the daily reminder of the history they share, Odessa and Meredy are fascinated when their journey takes them to a land where the Dead rule the night and dragons roam the streets. Odessa can’t help being mesmerized by the new magic—and by the girl at her side. But just as she and Meredy are beginning to explore the new world, a terrifying development in Karthia summons them home at once.
Growing political unrest on top of threats from foreign invaders means Odessa and Meredy are thrust back into the lives they tried to leave behind while specters from their past haunt their tenuous relationship. Gathering a force big enough to ward off enemies seems impossible, until one of Queen Valoria’s mages creates a weapon that could make them invincible. As danger continues to mount inside the palace, Odessa fears that without the Dead, even the greatest invention won’t be enough to save their fates.
In this enthralling, heartrending sequel to Reign of the Fallen, Odessa faces the fight of her life as the boundaries between the Dead and the living are challenged in a way more gruesome than ever before.