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The Parnassus Young Adult First Editions Club

“Not your mother’s book club…”

Our current selection is:

“The sins—and scars—of the fathers are visited upon their children in this raw and unique novel about a teenage girl struggling through the PTSD of her veteran father. At turns heartbreaking, at turns funny, the narrative in this book is so spot on I wanted to give Hayley my phone number so she would have a friend in times of crisis. Seriously—does ANYONE write troubled teen characters with the realism, grace, and soul of Laurie Halse Anderson?”
-- JODI PICOULT, New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller

“A haunting and truthful depiction of emotional bravery, sacrifice, and service. Another masterpiece from one of our greatest laureates.”
-- RUTA SEPETYS, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray

Membership Information

Here's how it works:

Every other month we will select a young adult first edition, have the author sign it, and send it to our club members. That's all there is to it! You can count on the following:

  • A signed, first edition book six times a year

  • Hand-picked titles recommended by Parnassus booksellers and the American Library Association

  • We hope you love the books we choose, but if not you can return a selection within two weeks of receiving it.

  • You will be charged the list price of the book, plus a $6.00 shipping charge if applicable.  


Note: If you choose in-store pickup, we will hold your signed first edition for up to two weeks, after which time we will charge your account $6.00 and ship your book to you.

Previous Selections

If you'd like to see whether we have extra signed copies of any of these titles available for purchase, please call us at (615) 953-2243.

NOVEMBER 2013

From James Dashner, the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes an all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure. The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams ... and your worst nightmares.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team. But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.

SEPTEMBER 2013

From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life -- or perhaps afterlife -- of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He "remembers" dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place?

It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this. . . .

JUNE 2013

 "The Passage" meets "Ender's Game" in an epic new series from an award-winning author. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2013

Joey Harker is a hero.

After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey helped save the Altiverse from destruction. But the rival powers--one of magic, one of science--who seek to control all worlds are still out there, and InterWorld's peacekeeping mission is far from finished.

When a stranger named Acacia does the impossible and follows Joey back to BaseTown, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she's from--or how she knows so much about InterWorld.

Dangerous times lie ahead for Joey and the mission. There's a traitor in the group of Freedom Fighters, and if Joey has any hope of saving InterWorld, the Altiverse, and the mission, he's going to have to rely on his wits--and, just possibly, on the mysterious Acacia Jones.

The Silver Dream is a riveting sequel to InterWorld, full of bravery, loyalty, time and space travel, and the future of a young man who is more powerful than he realizes.

 

February 2013

It's 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel "Between Shades of Gray, " Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

 

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

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