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MysteryPeople Presents MEGAN ABBOTT and SEAN DOOLITTLE

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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Dare Me: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316097772
Availability: Unavailable. Orders will be auto-cancelled.
Published: Reagan Arthur Books - July 31st, 2012

Lake Country: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780345533920
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Bantam - July 31st, 2012



 Thursday, August 2 at 7PM

MysteryPeople presents
 
MEGAN ABBOTT
&
SEAN DOOLITTLE
 
Austin's own legendary musician Jesse Sublett will provide the tunes at this event.
We'll have complimentary beverages on hand to celebrate these two fabulous authors, MysteryPeople-style.
 

Megan Abbott will speak about and sign Dare Me

Since both girls were small, Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and right-hand lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls - until the young new coach arrives.

Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach's golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as "top girl" - both with the team and with Addy herself.

And then a suspicious suicide hits close to home, and the police investigation focuses on Coach and her squad. As Addy begins to suspect what really happened, the line between right and wrong grows blurrier, and she must decide where her loyalties truly lie-and how far is too far to go for someone you love.

Megan Abbott is the Edgar Award-winning author of five previous novels. She received her Ph.D. in literature from New York University and has taught literature, writing, and film at NYU, the New School, and SUNY-Oswego. She lives in New York City.


Sean Doolittle will be speak about and sign Lake Country.

Five years ago, successful architect Wade Benson killed a young woman when he fell asleep at the wheel. His punishment: two days in jail for every year of his probation. But for one friend of the victim’s family—an ex-marine named Darryl Potter—this punishment isn’t enough. Potter sets out to even the score by kidnapping Benson’s twenty-year-old daughter. It’s a bad, bad plan, and only Mike Barlowe, Potter’s former combat buddy, knows how to stop it. With a beautiful news reporter, the cops, and a bounty hunter on Potter’s tail, Barlowe races to head off his troubled friend before innocent people get hurt. The hunters and the hunted plunge north into Minnesota’s Lake Country, each with their own ambitions and demons, each headed for a violent collision—and for one horrifying moment of life or death.

Sean Doolittle is the author of five previous novels: the Barry Award–winning The Cleanup, Rain Dogs, Burn, Dirt, and Safer. He lives with his wife and children in western Iowa.


In order to have anything signed at this event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Megan Abbott, Sean Doolittle, and your local independent bookstore!