Camille DeAngelis, Stephanie Kuehn, and Martha Brockenbrough
Bones & All, Delicate Monsters, and The Game of Love and Death (ST. MARTINS)(ARTHUR A. LEVINE BOOKS)
Wednesday • June 10 • 7pm
U District store
Reading & Book Signing
Controlled by compulsions, haunted by the past, and tugged by forces beyond their own control. For the protagonists in the latest novels by Camille DeAngelis, Stephanie Kuehn, and Martha Brockenbrough, those are the complexities of coming of age that they must face. In DeAngelis' Bones & All, an introverted young woman driven to eat anyone who gets close to her is abandoned by her mother and sets out in search of her place in the world. In Kuehn's Delicate Monsters, three damaged teens reveal a haunting portrait of trauma, guilt, and the continued pain we inflict on ourselves and others in the midst of our agony. In Brockenbrough's The Game of Love and Death, two star crossed lovers on the verge of adulthood serve as pawns in an age-old competition between love and death. Joining us for a reading and signing, DeAngelis, Kuehn, and Brockenbrough will discuss their daring and original new books with us.
Camille DeAngelis is the author of the novels Mary Modern and Petty Magic and a first-edition guidebook, Moon Ireland. A graduate of NYU and the National University of Ireland, Galway, Camille currently lives in Boston. She is a vegan.
Stephanie Kuehn is the William C. Morris award-winning author of Charm & Strange, and holds degrees in linguistics and sport psychology, and is currently working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology. She lives in Northern California with her husband, their three children, and a joyful abundance of pets. When she's not writing, she's running. Or reading. Or dreaming.
Martha Brockenbrough has worked as a newspaper reporter, a high school teacher, and as editor of MSN.com, and is the author of Devine Intervention and The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy. She is a devoted grammarian, and founded National Grammar Day and the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG). Martha is also the social media diva for readergirlz, the nonprofit literacy organization that received the Innovations in Reading Award from the National Book Foundation. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.