Sarah Dessen at Anderson's Bookshop
Join Anderson's Bookshop for an event to celebrate "The Rest of the Story," the new YA novel from beloved author Sarah Dessen!
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen comes a big-hearted, sweeping novel about a girl who reconnects with a part of her family she hasn't seen since she was a little girl and falls in love, all over the course of a magical summer.
This is a presentation and book signing event. Each ticket includes a copy of the new book and admits one person. Copies of "The Rest of the Story" purchased at other vendors are not permitted in the signing line.
Your ticket number/seat number is your reserved place in the signing line. There are no assigned seats for this event. After the presentation, you will line up in order of that number and then get to meet Sarah and have your book signed. This order is not based on when you arrive! Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time. We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.
Here's what you get with each ticket:
Admittance for one or two people, depending on ticket type
A copy of "The Rest of the Story" handed to you when you arrive
A reserved place in the signing line
A photo in the signing line
A personalization (your name in the book) in "The Rest of the Story"
A signature in up to two of your own older Sarah Dessen books
See you there!
PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author's and publisher's wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson's Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.
More about the book:
Emma Saylor doesn't remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.
Now it's just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable--until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mothers family, her grandmother and cousins she hasn't seen since she was a little girl.
When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.
Then there's Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family's history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It's hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo's spell as well.
For Saylor, it's like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it's time to go back home, which side of her will win out?
About the author:
Sarah Dessen is the number one "New York Times" bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She currently lives in North Carolina with her family.
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