Saturday, May 6 at 2 PM
CAROLINE LEECH and JENNIFER PARK
speaking & signing
Wait For Me and The Shadows We Know by Heart
ABOUT WAIT FOR ME
It’s 1945, and Lorna Anderson’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. How can she possibly work alongside the enemy when her own brothers are risking their lives for their country?
But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. The more she learns about him—from his time fighting a war he doesn’t believe in, to his life back home in Germany—the more she sees the boy behind the soldier. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart. Loving Paul could mean losing her family and the life she’s always known. With tensions rising all around them, Lorna must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice before the end of the war determines their fate.
ABOUT CAROLINE LEECH
Caroline Leech is a Scottish writer who moved to Texas for an adventure ten years ago. In addition to writing YA fiction, she blogs a lot, reads a lot, and almost always has an audiobook playing through her headphones. She lives in Houston with her husband and three teenage children. Wait for Me is her debut novel and Harper Teen will also publish her second novel in 2018.
ABOUT THE SHADOWS WE KNOW BY HEART
In this haunting and luminescent debut novel, a girl's complicated family life starts to unravel after she finds herself falling for a mysterious boy who lives in the forest behind her house. Like Bone Gap and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender before it, The Shadows We Know By Heart is rooted in the real world with a hint of magical realism. Yet even with nameless boys of the forest and sasquatches, Jennifer Park's debut is ultimately a heart-wrenching meditation on the irreparable ways in which a family breaks after a major tragedy hits. This is a book full of haunting and gorgeous secrets that build up to an ending that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then leave you breathless.
ABOUT JENNIFER PARK
Jennifer Park is a debut author living in Texas. She is a member of the Houston SCBWI.
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