Author event with Estelle Laure, author of But Then I Came Back, in conversation with Jeff Zentner

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome critically acclaimed YA author Estelle Laure to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated sophomore YA novel, But Then I Came Back. Laure will appear in conversation with YA author Jeff Zentner, author of Goodbye Days and The Serpent King.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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More About But Then I Came Back

Gayle Forman meets Francesca Lia Block in this dazzling story about two coma girls and the boy who connects their lives from the author of This Raging Light, a debut that New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson called "remarkable." 

"Something does exist. I saw. It's a place. Like this but different." 

"Okay, so let's say we do reach her, that something like that is even possible. Then what?" 

"Then we ask her to come back." 

Eden: As far as coma patients go, Eden's lucky. She woke up. But still, she can't shake the feeling that she might have dragged something back from the near-afterlife.

Joe: Joe visits the hospital every day, hoping that Jaz, his lifelong friend, will wake up. More than anything, he wants to hear her voice again. But he's not sure anyone can reach her.

Eden & Joe: Even though she knows it sounds crazy, Eden tells Joe that they might be able to talk to Jaz. Opening themselves up to the great unknown--and each other--Eden and Joe experience life: mysterious and scary, beautiful and bright.

More About Estelle Laure

Estelle Laure believes in love, magic, and the power of facing hard truths. She has a BA in Theatre Arts and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and she lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her family. Her work is translated widely around the world. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
But Then I Came Back Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544531260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 4th, 2017