CANCELLED - YA Author event with Monica Hesse, author of They Went Left

CANCELLED

 

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome young adult author, Monica Hesse, for her new novel, They Went Left. She will be in conversation with Nashville YA author, Sharon Cameron.

Out of an abundance of caution, and in the interest of keeping everyone safe and healthy, we ask that guests refrain from handshakes or other close personal contact with the author at the event. We appreciate your understanding.

About the Book


Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal; her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else--her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja--they went left.


Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise: Abek to Zofia, A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. Now her journey to fulfill that vow takes her through Poland and Germany, and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past: Miriam, desperately searching for the twin she was separated from after they survived medical experimentation. Breine, a former heiress, who now longs only for a simple wedding with her new fiancĂ©. And Josef, who guards his past behind a wall of secrets, and is beautiful and strange and magnetic all at once.

But the deeper Zofia digs, the more impossible her search seems. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing? In the rubble of a broken continent, Zofia must delve into a mystery whose answers could break her--or help her rebuild her world.

About the Author

Monica Hesse is the bestselling author of Girl in the Blue Coat, American Fire, and The War Outside, as well as a columnist at The Washington Post. She lives outside Washington, D.C. with her husband and their dog.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
They Went Left Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316490573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020