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Thursday, November 30 at 7pm - Marcella Pixley presents "Ready to Fall"

Please join us on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm, when local author (and teacher!) Marcella Pixley talks about her new Young Adult novel, Ready to Fall.

This event is free and open to the public. After the author presentation, there will be time for Q&A and conversation with the audience, and book signing.

Marcella Pixley is a middle school language arts teacher (Carlisle) and writer. Her poetry has been published in various literary journals, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her first book, Freak, received four starred reviews and was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and her second book, Without Tess, was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books recommended title. She lives in Westford

 

photo credit: Jill Goldman

Event date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
The Concord Bookshop
65 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
Ready to Fall Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303587
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 28th, 2017

A young adult novel about a teen who finds hope and a fresh start through theater.

After his mother dies, Max Friedman struggles to live without the one person who understood him, and slips into a world of secrets and solitude. Desperate, his father enrolls him in a private school for creative teens. There, Max begins emerging from his darkness as he connects for the first time with other artistic kids. He meets Fish, a girl with pink hair and a troubled past; Ravi, a set designer with secrets of his own; and the Monk, an upperclassman who refuses to let go of the things he loves. When Max joins them in a production of Hamlet, he discovers that everyone struggles with something—and perhaps it is our imperfections that make life worth living.


Without Tess Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250044358
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - May 13th, 2014

Tess and Lizzie are sisters, sisters as close as can be, who share a secret world filled with selkies, flying horses, and a girl who can transform into a wolf in the middle of the night. But when Lizzie is ready to grow up, Tess clings to their fantasies. As Tess sinks deeper and deeper into her delusions, she decides that she can't live in the real world any longer and leaves Lizzie and her family forever. Now, years later, Lizzie is in high school and struggling to understand what happened to her sister. With the help of a school psychologist and Tess's battered journal, Lizzie searches for a way to finally let Tess go.


Freak Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250027429
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - September 17th, 2013

This riveting novel introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine, an outsider who dares to confront the rigid conformity of junior high, and in the process manages not only to save herself but to inspire and transform others.

For Miriam Fisher, a budding poet who reads the "Oxford English Dictionary" for fun, seventh grade is a year etched in her memory "clear as pain." That's the year her older sister, Deborah, once her best buddy and fellow "alien," bloomed like a beautiful flower and joined the high school in-crowd. That's the year high school senior Artie Rosenberg, the "hottest guy in the drama club" and, Miriam thinks, her soul mate, comes to live with Miriam's family. And that's the year the popular "watermelon girls" turn up the heat in their cruel harassment of Miriam ripping her life wide open in shocking, unexpected ways. Teased and taunted in school, Miriam is pushed toward breaking, until, in a gripping climax, she finds the inner strength to prove she's a force to be reckoned with.