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Deb Caletti in Conversation with Martha Brockenbrough

A Heart In A Body In The World Simon And Schuster

Thursday • September 20 • 6pm

U District store

Book Talk And Signing

A Heart In A Body In The World

Seattle-based winner of the Washington State Book Award, PNBA Best Book Award, as well as National Book Award finalist, Deb Caletti discusses her newest novel, A Heart In A Body In The World with Martha Brockenbrough.

Annabelle is running from Seattle to Washington, DC. She's not ready to think about the why just yet, just the how. But no matter how hard she tries, she can't outrun the tragedy from last year, or the person–The Taker–that haunts her.

Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and two friends (her self-appointed publicity team), Annabelle becomes a reluctant activist as her cross-country run gains media attention, cheered on at state borders, and is even thrown a party and given gifts as people connect her journey to the trauma from her past. Through welcome and unwelcome distractions, she just keeps running to the destination that awaits her.

Deb Caletti in Conversation with Martha Brockenbrough Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include Stay; The Nature of Jade; and Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, winner of the Washington State Book Award and the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include Hes Gone and her latest release, The Secrets She Keeps. She lives with her family in Seattle.

Martha Brockenbrough is the author of Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump, available 11/18/18; Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary, a biography of a Founding Father; The Game of Love and Death, which earned four starred reviews and was a Kirkus Prize finalist; Devine Intervention; and The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters. Visit her online at

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