SUNDAY • September 28 • 3:30PM
Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson
If I Stay and I’ll Give You the Sun (PENGUIN)
U District store
Reading & Book Signing
Addressing topics beyond just popularity and dating, YA authors Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson are known for stories that delve into darker themes and more difficult issues facing teens today. In Forman’s bestselling If I Stay—and its movie adaptation released this August—a talented young musician must decide if she wants to live or die after her family is killed in a car accident and she is left in a coma. In Nelson’s highly anticipated new novel, I’ll Give You the Sun, what unfolds is a breathtaking story about how lies, and ultimately truths, drastically alter the lives of two twins. For your chance to meet and chat with both talented authors, join us as we welcome Forman and Nelson for reading and signing of their powerful novels this fall.
Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day and Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.
Jandy Nelson, like her characters in Ill Give you the Sun, comes from a superstitious lot. She was tutored from a young age in the art of the four-leaf clover hunt; she knocks wood, throws salt, and carries charms in her pockets. Her debut novel, The Sky Is Everywhere, was on multiple Best Books of the Year lists, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, earned numerous starred reviews, has been translated widely, and continues to enjoy great international success. Jandy has a BA from Cornell, an MFA in poetry from Brown, and another MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Currently a full-time writer, Jandy lives and writes in San Francisco, California—not far from the settings of The Sky Is Everywhere and Ill Give You the Sun.