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Melissa Albert in discussion with Lizz Huerta
From the bookseller:
This in-store event will consist of a 30 minute discussion with the author followed by the book signing.
TICKETED EVENT: Purchasing a copy of "Our Crooked Hearts" or any other of Melissa's available books through Mysterious Galaxy will get you a numbered ticket for the signing line after the event. Those who have not purchased a book through us are still welcome to get their books signed, but will have to wait until after the numbered line has finished. Purchasing your books through us allows us to continue to host author events, so we thank you in advance for your support!
Note: a purchase or ticket is not required for attendance; but is required to receive a preferred spot in the signing line.
About "Our Crooked Hearts":
The suburbs, right now . . .Seventeen-year-old Ivy’s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a secret she’s always known—that there's more to her mother than meets the eye.
The city, back then . . .Dana has always been perceptive. And the summer she turns sixteen, with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, her gifts bloom into a heady fling with the supernatural. As the trio’s aspirations darken, they find themselves speeding toward a violent breaking point.Years after it began, Ivy and Dana's shared story will come down to a reckoning among a daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should’ve messed with.
MELISSA ALBERT is the New York Times and indie bestselling author of the Hazel Wood series (The Hazel Wood, The Night Country, Tales from the Hinterland) and a former bookseller and YA lit blogger. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and included in the New York Times list of Notable Children’s Books. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
LIZZ HUERTA is a widely-admired Mexi-Rican short story writer and essayist, published in LIGHTSPEED, THE CUT, THE PORTLAND REVIEW, THE RUMPUS, MIAMI RAIL, and more. Her short story “The Wall” is included in the anthology A PEOPLE’S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES. Huerta has also been a 2018 Bread Loaf Fellow, a five-time Vona Fellow, and the winner of the Lumina fiction contest, selected by Roxane Gay, who called her writing “a menacing inescapable seduction.” She has appeared on CSPAN’s BookTV to discuss the erasure of Mexican American Studies in Arizona, and has taught creative writing to homeless youth through San Diego nonprofit So Say We All.