David Joy, Owen Laukkanen, & Chevy Stevens

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David Joy will sign and discuss The Weight of This World (Putnam; $27).

David Joy was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1983. Joy moved to Cullowhee, North Carolina in 2003 to study literature at Western Carolina University. He received a BA in Literature in 2007 and an MA in Professional Writing in 2009. He mentored under Deidre Elliott, Ron Rash, and Pamela Duncan.

Joy is the author of the novel Where All Light Tends to Go (Putnam, 2015), as well as the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey (Bright Mountain Books, 2011), which was a finalist for the Reed Environmental Writing Award and the Ragan Old North State Award for Creative Nonfiction.


Owen Laukkanen will sign and discuss The Forgotten Girls (Putnam; $27).

An alumnus of the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing BFA program, Laukkanen spent three years in the world of professional poker, traveling to high-stakes tournaments across the globe as a writer for www.PokerListings.com. A commercial fisherman when he's not writing, Laukkanen divides his time between Vancouver and Prince Edward Island, Canada.  

We will also have The Fixes (Harper Teen; $17.99) available at the event. It's by Laukkanen, writting as Owen Matthews.


Chevy Stevens will sign and discuss Never Let You Go (St. Martin's; $26.99).

Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. For most of her adult life she worked in sales, first as a rep for a giftware company and then as a Realtor. While holding an open house one afternoon, she had a terrifying idea that became the inspiration for Still Missing. Chevy eventually sold her house and left real estate so she could finish the book. Still Missing went on to become a New York Times bestseller and win the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel.  Chevy’s books have been optioned for movies and are published in more than thirty countries.

Chevy enjoys writing thrillers that allow her to blend her interest in family dynamics with her love of the west coast lifestyle. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s camping and canoeing with her husband and daughter in the local mountains.

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
The Weight of This World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399173110
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 7th, 2017

Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, Where All Light Tends to Go, was hailed as "a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature" (The Huffington Post), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past.


The Forgotten Girls Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399174551
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 14th, 2017

They are the victims no one has ever cared about, until now. Agents Stevens and Windermere return in the blistering new crime novel from the fast-rising, multi-award-nominated suspense star.


Never Let You Go Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250034564
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 14th, 2017

The author of Still Missing targets her readership with a novel that hits all the notes they come to expect from her and ratchets up the stakes even more. Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband was sent to jail. She has started over with a new life, her own business, and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever.


Where All Light Tends to Go Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425279793
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 2nd, 2016

A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel
Remarkable . . . This isn t your ordinary coming-of-age novel, but with his bone-cutting insights into these men and the region that bred them, Joy makes it an extraordinarily intimate experience. Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review


The Watcher in the Wall Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399174544
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 15th, 2016

The Stolen Ones Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735210813
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 26th, 2016

Kill Fee Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425272831
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 2nd, 2014

The new Stevens and Windermere novel from one of the most dazzlingly acclaimed new writers in crime fiction.


Criminal Enterprise Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425264706
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - December 3rd, 2013

The new Stevens and Windermere novel from Owen Laukkanen, author of the dazzlingly acclaimed The Professionals one of the best debuts of the year" (Mystery Scene).
Accountant Carter Tomlin has a secret. He's lost his job, the bills are mounting, and his perfect life is hanging by a thread. Desperate, he robs a bank. Then he robs another.


The Professionals Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425250495
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - October 2nd, 2012

Four friends, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise works like a charm until they kidnap the wrong man.


The Fixes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062336897
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Teen - August 30th, 2016

5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . .

Eric Connelly is crumbling under the weight of his dad's expectations. He can't seem to live up to the "Connelly Man" standards--but when he meets the mysterious, free-spirited Jordan Grant, his dad's rules seem so much less important than they used to.


That Night Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250117014
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 7th, 2017

Toni Murphy had a life full of typical teenage complications: a boyfriend, Ryan, whom she adored; a strained relationship with her parents; and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her suffer. Things weren t easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one night and Toni and Ryan were convicted of the murder.