IN STORE: Alicia Thompson, author of The Art of Catching Feelings, & KT Hoffman, author of The Prospects

Alicia Thompson's author photoKT Hoffman's author photoParnassus Books is pleased to welcome  Alicia Thompson, author of The Art of Catching Feelings, and KT Hoffman, author of The Prospects for a special double event.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Monday, July 8th at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are strongly encouraged during this event.

About The Art of Catching Feelings

Daphne Brink doesn't follow baseball, but watching "America's Snoozefest" certainly beats sitting at home in the days after she signs her divorce papers. After one too many ballpark beers, she heckles Carolina Battery player Chris Kepler, who quickly proves there might actually be a little crying in baseball. Horrified, Daphne reaches out to Chris on social media to apologize . . . but forgets to identify herself as his heckler in her message.

Chris doesn't usually respond to random fans on social media, but he's grieving and fragile after an emotionally turbulent few months. When a DM from "Duckie" catches his eye, he impulsively messages back. Duckie is sweet, funny, and seems to understand him in a way no one else does.

Daphne isn't sure how much longer she can keep lying to Chris, especially as she starts working with the team in real life and their feelings for each other deepen. When he finds out the truth, will it be three strikes, she's out?

About Alicia Thompson

Alicia Thompson is a writer, reader, and lover of baseball. She has never caught a foul ball but she was once two seats down from a Jumbotron proposal and that has to count for something. She's currently taking in home games in sunny Central Florida with her husband, two children, and a cat named Luna who has yet to hit for the cycle (aka has not escaped out of every door in a single day, although with the numbers she's been putting up . . .)

About The Prospects

Hope is familiar territory for Gene Ionescu. He has always loved baseball, a sport made for underdogs and optimists like him. He also loves his team, the minor league Beaverton Beavers, and, for the most part, he loves the career he's built. As the first openly trans player in professional baseball, Gene has nearly everything he's ever let himself dream of--that is, until Luis Estrada, Gene's former teammate and current rival, gets traded to the Beavers, destroying the careful equilibrium of Gene's life.

Gene and Luis can't manage a civil conversation off the field or a competent play on it, but in the close confines of dugout benches and roadie buses, they begrudgingly rediscover a comfortable rhythm. As the two grow closer, the tension between them turns electric, and their chemistry spills past the confines of the stadium. For every tight double play they execute, there's also a glance at summer-tan shoulders or a secret shared, each one a breathless moment of possibility that ignites in Gene the visceral, terrifying kind of desire he's never allowed himself. Soon, Gene has to reconcile the quiet, minor-league-sized life he used to find fulfilling with the major-league dreams Luis inspires.

This triumphant debut romance reveals what's possible when we allow ourselves to want something enough to swing for the fences.

About KT Hoffman

KT Hoffman is originally from Beaverton, Oregon and currently lives in Brooklyn. He received his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from Stanford University. If he isn't writing about trans hope and gay kissing, he's probably white-knuckling his way through the ninth inning of a Seattle Mariners game. The Prospects is his debut novel.

Event date: 
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215

Registration: Alicia Thompson / KT Hoffman

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Books: 
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The Art of Catching Feelings By Alicia Thompson Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780593640937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - June 18th, 2024

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The Prospects: A Novel By KT Hoffman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593596869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - April 9th, 2024