Parnassus Books is excited to welcome novelist Jenny Milchman and Nashville's own AJ Scudiere for a thrilling evening involving a discussion and signing of their books, Ruin Falls and Retribution.About Ruin Falls and Jenny Milchman:Liz Daniels has every reason to be happy about setting off on a rare family vacation, leaving their remote home in the Adirondack Mountains behind for a while. Instead, she feels uneasy. Her children, eight-year-old Reid and six-year-old Ally, have only met their paternal grandparents a handful of times. But Liz's husband, Paul, has decided that, despite a strained relationship with his mother and father, they should visit the farm in western New York where he spent his childhood. On their way to the farm, the family stops at a hotel for the night. In the morning, when Liz checks on her sleeping children, all of her anxiety from the day before comes roaring back to life: Ally and Reid are nowhere to be found. Blind panic slides into ice-cold terror as the hours tick by without anyone finding a trace of her kids. Jenny Milchman lives in upstate New York with her family. She is also the author of Cover of Snow.About Retribution and AJ Scudiere:With single-minded determination, eleven-year-old Cynthia Beller stands up amid the wreckage of the mafia hit that destroys her family. It's the first step of a journey that will both drive her and haunt her for as long as she lives. Retribution Will and Diana Kincaid have left their pasts behind. They've even discarded their identities as Sin and Lee, but the past will never leave them. When the body of mafia leader Ivan Kurev turns up in her district, Diana is forced to take a hard look at how well she has-or hasn't-covered her tracks. It turns out, no matter what she does, it isn't good enough. A stronger generation of Kurevs is growing out of the wasteland she left behind and the Kurev sons have a memory that is long and angry. In the past, the fight and the choices that go with it would have been easy. But now there are friends to protect, a home she doesn't want to leave, and a boss she likes, even if she's more than a little suspicious of him. It's hard to choose sides when Diana can't even determine what the sides are anymore. She can't run, she can't stay and she can't protect what she fought so hard for, not when a newer, more dangerous breed of assassin waits around every corner.At heart a biologist and avid student, A.J. writes about the possibilities that keep us up late at night. The dark writer lives outside Nashville.
Author event with Jenny Milchman and AJ Scudiere
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 6:30pm
3900 Hillsboro Pike