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Out of Time

Beth Revis’s latest YA novel features a desperate time traveler

a-world-without-you-hi-res-jacket-art“It’s dangerous to dwell in the past. You don’t have to be a time traveler to know that,” says the protagonist of A World Without You, the latest YA novel by Beth Revis. As it happens, this character is a time traveler, so he would know. Revis will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16. Festival events are free and open to the public.

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The Asymmetry of Friendship

David Arnold’s latest YA novel follows a gang of oddballs on a mission of mercy

kids_of_appetite_coverIn Kids of Appetite, David Arnold creates a narrator whose capacity for dizzying wordplay brings to life a cast of characters so bizarre and yet so basically decent that readers can’t help but cheer them on in their crazy mission. Arnold will discuss Kids of Appetite at Parnassus Books on September 19 and at the Southern Festival of Books, held October 14-16.

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Reading to Reset

Jennifer Weiner talks with Chapter 16 about her debut book for children

TheLIttlestBigfoot_cvrBestselling novelist Jennifer Weiner talks with Chapter 16 about gender inequality, what kids can achieve when they question their culture, and her debut children’s book, The Littlest Bigfoot. Weiner will appear at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on September 16, 2016, at 4 p.m.

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Forget Me Not

Sharon Cameron’s latest YA fantasy is a meditation on truth and memory

TheForgetting“I’ve been taught to write truth in my book since I was old enough to hold a pen. Our books are our sole identity after the Forgetting, the string that connects us to who we were before,” explains the teenage hero of Sharon Cameron’s newest YA fantasy, The Forgetting. Cameron will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on September 8, 2016, and at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16, 2016.

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Making Meta

Mac Barnett and Adam Rex Discuss How This Book Was Made

How This Book Was Made-Cover ArtAuthor Mac Barnett and illustrator Adam Rex join forces again in their newest picture book, an offbeat adventure about how books are made. They will both visit Parnassus Books in Nashville on September 5, 2016, to read to children and their parents.

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Still So Far from Safe

A transgender teen struggles to survive high school in Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl_final cover (2)Meredith Russo’s powerful YA novel, If I Was Your Girl, is extraordinary not because of the events it depicts but because of its point of view: that of an emotionally fragile transgender teen struggling to survive the ruthless world of high school. Russo will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16, 2016.

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