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Terrific Twosome

Juli Brenning brings readers the second tale of best friends Maggi and Milo

July 5, 2016 Middle Tennessee children’s author Juli Brenning brings young readers another tale of Maggi and her beloved pooch, Milo, in Maggi and Milo Make New Friends. Brenning will speak at Parnassus Books on July 13, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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Of Monsters and Men

Victoria Schwab probes what it means to be human in her new YA novel, This Savage Song

June 28, 2016 Victoria Schwab’s young-adult dystopian novel, This Savage Song, pits darkness against darkness in a battle between monsters and humans. Schwab will discuss the book at Parnassus Books in Nashville on July 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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Another Day in Dystopia

In The Last Star, the grim final installment of his grim 5th Wave trilogy, Rick Yancey pulls no punches

May 26, 2016 The Last Star is the third and final installment of Rick Yancey’s dystopian YA series that began with the New York Times bestseller The 5th Wave. In the trilogy, sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan struggles to adapt when ordinary life is interrupted by the appearance of a spaceship. Yancey will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 4, 2016, at 2 p.m.m

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Bildung a New Voice in Coming-Of-Age Novels

Matthew Quick’s new YA novel about a cult classic is sure to become one itself

May 24, 2016 In Matthew Quick’s Every Exquisite Thing, teen Nanette O’Hare grapples with what looks a lot like a midlife crisis, though she’s a teenager. Quick will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 2, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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Suffer Love

Suffer Love

Suffer Love

Ashley Herring Blake
HMH Books for Young Readers
352 pages
$17.99

“Debut author Blake puts the teens in a near-impossible situation, adeptly showing how Sam and Hadley can be more adult in handling the complications of romance than all four of their parents . . . Readers will be left thinking about the ways love can both hurt and heal.”

—Publishers Weekly

The Drake Equation

The Drake Equation

The Drake Equation

Bart King
Disney-Hyperion
320 pages
$16.99

“An entertaining and imaginative tale that’s perfect for the8 to 12 age range…Kids will love the wild and crazy adventures…Teachers will appreciate the tie-ins to English and science, used in such an ingenious way, kids won’t realize they’re learning!”

–Joanne Fritz, “My Brain on Books”

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