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All But True feat. Katherine Locke & Nova Ren Suma

 

 
Join us for the next installment of the ALL BUT TRUE Reading Series
—author readings hosted by The Working Writers Group—
featuring
Katherine Locke & Nova Ren Suma!

About Katherine Locke's The Spy With the Red Balloon

Siblings Ilse and Wolf hide a deep secret in their blood: with it, they can work magic. And the government just found out.

Blackmailed into service during World War II, Ilse lends her magic to America’s newest weapon, the atom bomb, while Wolf goes behind enemy lines to sabotage Germany’s nuclear program. It’s a dangerous mission, but if Hitler were to create the bomb first, the results would be catastrophic.

When Wolf’s plane is shot down, his entire mission is thrown into jeopardy. Wolf needs Ilse’s help to develop the magic that will keep him alive, but with a spy afoot in Ilse’s laboratory, the letters she sends to Wolf begin to look treasonous. Can Ilse prove her loyalty—and find a way to help her brother—before their time runs out?

Katherine Locke lives in a very small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her feline overlords. In addition to fiction, she writes about books and reading and has contributed to The Forward, The GayYA, Teen Librarian Toolbox, and other sites. The Girl with the Red Balloon was her YA debut.

About Nova Ren Suma's A Room Away from the Wolves

Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Bina’s cruel father and start over. But before they could even leave town, Bina had a new stepfather and two new stepsisters, and a humming sense of betrayal pulling apart the bond with her mother—a bond Bina thought was unbreakable.

Eight years later, after too many lies and with trouble on her heels, Bina finds herself on the side of the road again, the city of her dreams calling for her. She has an old suitcase, a fresh black eye, and a room waiting for her at Catherine House, a young women’s residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history, a vow of confidentiality, and dark, magical secrets. There, Bina is drawn to her enigmatic downstairs neighbor Monet, a girl who is equal parts intriguing and dangerous. As Bina’s lease begins to run out, and nightmare and memory get tangled, she will be forced to face the terrible truth of why she’s come to Catherine House and what it will cost for her to leave...

In A Room Away from the Wolves, critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Nova Ren Suma weaves a spellbinding ghost story about who deserves a second chance, how we lie to those around us and ourselves, and what lengths girls will go to in order to save each other.

Nova Ren Suma is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Walls Around Us, which was an Edgar Award finalist. She also wrote Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone and is co-creator of FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Originally from the Hudson Valley, she spent most of her adult life in New York City and now lives in Philadelphia.



 
The Spy with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780807529348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - October 2nd, 2018

The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780807529379
Availability: Backordered
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2017

A Room Away From the Wolves Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781616203733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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