Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome New York Times best-selling young adult author Rae Carson for a discussion and signing of her new book, Walk on Earth a Stranger. Rae will appear in conversation with Nashville author Victoria Schwab.
In Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in a new trilogy, a young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America. Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?
Rae Carson is the author of the New York Times best-selling Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Her books tend to contain lots of adventure, magic, and smart girls who make (mostly) smart choices. Originally from California, Rae Carson now lives in Arizona with her husband.