IN STORE: Lauren Thoman, author of You Shouldn't Be Here, in conversation with Court Stevens

Lauren Thoman's author photCourt Stevens's author photoParnassus Books is pleased to welcome Lauren Thoman to celebrate her new book, You Shouldn't Be Here, in conversation with Court Stevens.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Wednesday, July 24th 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 Book

Two strangers search for the truth behind bizarre occurrences no one else dares to discuss--only to discover that they're connected by secrets that could destroy them both. A thrilling and twisty novel by the acclaimed author of the Mindy's Book Studio pick I'll Stop the World.

When sixteen-year-old Angie Stewart starts hearing a mysterious voice in her house, she's thrilled at the possibility of a ghost. Finally, something interesting is happening in her boring hometown of East Henderson, Pennsylvania. But why is she the only one who can hear it? And what does it want from her?

Meanwhile, first-year teacher Madelyn Zhao just got the keys to her new home, which is located close to her job, within walking distance of a dog park--and, most importantly, in the town where her cousin went missing several years ago. No one in East Henderson wants to talk about what happened, but Madelyn is determined to find answers.

As the two strangers search for clues, their investigations begin to point toward the same dark place. But by the time they realize that the truth could be deadly, it's too late to turn back. And someone out there will stop at nothing to make sure their secrets stay buried.

About the Author

Lauren Thoman is the author of the Mindy's Book Studio selection I'll Stop the World. She lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two children, a fluctuating number of rescue and foster dogs, and a somewhat alarming quantity of fish. Her pop culture writing has appeared in numerous online outlets including Parade and Vulture. When she's not writing, she's probably on the hunt for tacos or coffee, poking around her flower beds, or buried underneath a pile of dogs. For more information, visit

About Court Stevens

Court Stevens grew up among rivers, cornfields, churches, and gossip in the small-town South. She is a former adjunct professor, youth minister, and Olympic torchbearer. These days she writes coming-of-truth fiction and is the director of Warren County Public Library in Kentucky. She has a pet whale named Herman, a bandsaw named Rex, and several novels with her name on the spine: The June BoysFaking NormalThe Lies About Truth, the e-novella The Blue-Haired BoyDress Codes for Small Towns, and Four Three Two One. Find Court online at; Instagram: @quartland; Facebook: @CourtneyCStevens; Twitter: @quartland.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215

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You Shouldn't Be Here By Lauren Thoman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781662517693
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Thomas & Mercer - August 1st, 2024