IN STORE: Christine Pride and Jo Piazza, authors of We Are Not Like Them

Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Christine Pride and Jo Piazza to celebrate her new book, We Are Not Like Them.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Thursday, October 7th 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 will be required during this event. 

About the Book

Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. Jen married young, and after years of trying, is finally pregnant. Riley pursued her childhood dream of becoming a television journalist and is poised to become one of the first Black female anchors of the top news channel in their hometown of Philadelphia.

But the deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen’s husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Six months pregnant, Jen is in freefall as her future, her husband’s freedom, and her friendship with Riley are thrown into uncertainty. Covering this career-making story, Riley wrestles with the implications of this tragic incident for her Black community, her ambitions, and her relationship with her lifelong friend.

Like Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult’s Small Great ThingsWe Are Not Like Them explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it’s a story of enduring friendship—a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges.

About Christine Pride

Christine Pride is a writer, editor, and longtime publishing veteran. She’s held editorial posts at many different trade imprints, including Doubleday, Broadway, Crown, Hyperion, and Simon & Schuster. As an editor, Christine has published a range of books, with a special emphasis on inspirational stories and memoirs, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. As a freelance editorial consultant, she does select editing and proposal/content development, as well as teaching and coaching, and pens a regular column—“Race Matters”—for Cup of Jo. She lives in New York City.

About Jo Piazza

Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist, editor and podcast host. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, CNN, Marie ClaireGlamour, and other notable publications. She is also the author of Charlotte Walsh Likes to WinHow to Be MarriedThe KnockoffFitness Junkie, and If Nuns Ruled the World. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two small children.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215

Registration: Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

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Books: 
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We Are Not Like Them: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982181031
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - October 5th, 2021