Author Talk, Book Signing & Sale
- This event is free and open to the public.
- Doors open at 5:45 PM.
- Author talk at 6:15 PM.
- Book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event via Parnassus Books.
This is a free ticketed event. Advance tickets are available for a $2.50 service fee per ticket. Tickets are available 4/19/2013 at 8:15 AM online at www.ticketsnashville.com.
Advance tickets guarantee your seat up to 10 minutes prior to show time, at which time empty auditorium seats will be filled with stand-by guests.
A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available 30 minutes before show time on the day of the event. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.
About Maya's Notebook
Maya’s Notebook is a startling novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende.
This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.
When Popo dies, Maya goes off the rails. Along with a circle of girlfriends known as "the vampires," she turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime--a downward spiral that eventually leads to Las Vegas and a dangerous underworld, with Maya caught between warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol.
Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. In the care of her grandmother’s old friend, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by strange new acquaintances, Maya begins to record her story in her notebook, as she tries to make sense of her past and unravel the mysteries of her family and her own life.
Isabel Allende is the author of ten works of fiction, four memoirs, and three young adult novels, which have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages with more than 57 millions copies sold. Two of her novels were made into major motion pictures. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Allende is the 2012 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.