From Plaid Elephant Books proprietor Kate Snyder:
There are many fantastic things about owning an independent bookstore, but this might be the top of the list:
We get to celebrate and help launch a brand new novel by one of Danville’s own.
Please join me on Wednesday, March 23rd- from 5pm to 7pm as we host Heather Henson for the “Wrecked” book release party.
“Looking for Alaska meets Breaking Bad in this piercing novel about three teens, caught in the middle of the opioid crisis in rural Kentucky, whose world literally blows up around them.”
It’s an engrossing young adult read on a timely (if heart-breaking) subject. You can pre-order your book on the Plaid Elephant Books website or pick up a copy at the launch event. Heather will be available to sign copies of her new book – and her other titles!
Plaid Elephant Books
116 N 3rd St
Save the Date for Another (Very) Cool Event
The Boyle County Public Library will be hosting a community event on Thursday, April 21st at 6pm. Here’s the info:
“Join us for a unique evening of words and sound to celebrate the publication of Danville author Heather Henson’s latest young adult novel, Wrecked. We’ll hear the author read an excerpt along with an original soundscape created by artist Elizabeth Haigh. Heather and Elizabeth will then talk briefly about their writing and sound design processes and answer questions. Copies of Wrecked will be available for purchase courtesy of Plaid Elephant Books. Participants will then have the opportunity to create a soundscape of their own. Snacks will be provided and all ages encouraged!”
Soundscapes play a fascinating role in the novel. It was one of my favorite “little touches” that made the characters so vivid and compelling.