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I thought you may be interested in this author visit sponsored by Changing Hands Book Store. It's Jodi Picoult and her daughter who have co-authored a book. Joanna and I have been to see her in the past and it's well worth taking the time. She's a great speaker.
7PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Offsite | Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer: Between the Lines
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter Samantha van Leer present Between the Lines, their first-ever novel for teens.
Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. "Between the Lines" may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He's a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He's sure there's more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom. Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jodi Picoult is the author of eighteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister's Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
Samantha van Leer is a junior in high school. She conceived the idea for this book and pitched it to her mom, who was in the middle of a book tour. In her spare time, Samantha can be found playing softball, doing contemporary dance, acting and singing in musicals, and cuddling on the ground with her two dogs, Dudley and Oliver—for whom the prince in this fairy tale was named.