Book Launch! Jo Knowles: Where the Heart Is
Award-winning local author Jo Knowles is publishing her 8th novel, Where the Heart Is, and we're throwing a party to celebrate! Come hear about her latest middle grade novel, and help us celebrate this brand new gem of a book.
Praise for Where the Heart Is:
"An immensely appealing, hard-to-put-down story about friendship and love, heartache and bravery - and, above all, family." - Rebecca Stead, author of Newberry Medal winner When You Reach Me
"This book is a gift to every kid who feels stuck between who they were and who they might want to become." - William Alexander, National Book Award-winning author of A Properly Unhaunted Place
"Jo Knowles's luminous Where the Heart Is shows how life for a thirteen-year-old can be confusing, heartbreaking, and joyous all at the same time." - Alan Gratz, best-selling author of Refugee
About the Book: It's the first day of summer and Rachel's thirteenth birthday. She can't wait to head to the lake with her best friend, Micah. But as summer unfolds, every day seems to get more complicated. Her "fun" new job taking care of the neighbors' farm animals quickly becomes a challenge, whether she's being pecked by chickens or having to dodge a charging pig at feeding time. At home, her parents are more worried about money than usual, and their arguments over bills intensify. Fortunately, Rachel can count on Micah to help her cope with all the stress. But Micah seems to want their relationship to go beyond friendship, and though Rachel almost wishes for that, too, she can't force herself to feel "that way" about him. In fact, she isn't sure she can feel that way about any boy. With all the heart of her award-winning novel See You At Harry's, Jo Knowles brings us the story of a girl who must discover where her heart is and what that means for her future.
About the Author: Jo Knowles is the award-winning author of the young adult novels Lessons from a Dead Girl, Jumping Off Swings, and Read Between the Lines, among others. She has also written two middle grade novels: Still a Work In Progess and See You At Harry's. She lives in Hartland, Vermont.
Where the Heart Is is coming from Candlewick Press on April 2nd. Preorder your copy today through our website. Special bonus: Jo will sign (and personalize) all preorders done through The Yankee Bookshop!
Preorders can happen by clicking the "add to cart" button below!
This event is free and open to all.