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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.
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.
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.
"Stevens's taut writing and chilling depiction of love twisted beyond recognition make this a compelling read." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Disturbing, suspenseful, and just a little nerve-wracking." --Library Journal
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
A heart-pounding new Stevens and Windermere thriller from the award-winning author of The Stolen Ones and The Professionals.
The blistering new novel from the author of the multi-award-nominated The Professionals--"Laukkanen is one of the best young thriller writers working today" (Richmond Times-Dispatch).When you've got nothing left, you've got nothing left to lose.
The new Stevens and Windermere novel from one of the most dazzlingly acclaimed new writers in crime fiction.
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.
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.
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.
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.