Virtual event: Maile Meloy, author of The Octopus Escapes, in conversation with Ann Patchett

Parnassus Books is pleased to partner with DIESEL, A Bookstore, to present a virtual event with author Maile Meloy, in conversation with Ann Patchett, as they celebrate the publication of The Octopus Escapes

This will be a free Crowdcast event on Wednesday, May 12th at 8:30 pm Central. Please reserve your spot here

Signed copies of The Octopus Escapes can be pre-ordered from Parnassus Books at the link below.

About the Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Apothecary series comes a poignant, lyrical tale about nature's great escape artist. The octopus is happy in his undersea cave until the day a diver captures him and takes him to live in an aquarium. The humans give him food and toys, but because every day is the same, the octopus soon tires of captive life. And so, under the cover of darkness, he makes his daring escape!  Maile Meloy and Felicita Sala bring us a story full of excitement and heart, about the thrill of hard-won freedom and the pull of home.

About Maile Meloy

Maile Meloy is the bestselling author of a middle-grade trilogy: The Apothecary, which won the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the California Book Awards Gold Medal; The Apprentices; and The After-Room. She also writes short stories, essays, and novels for adults. She grew up in Montana and lives in Los Angeles.

About Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is the author of eight novels, including The Patron Saint of Liars, Bel Canto, and The Dutch House. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction: Truth & Beauty, What now?, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. She is the author of two picture books, Lambslide and Escape Goat. In 2011, she opened Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, with her partner Karen Hayes. In 2012, she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Ann Patchett lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Karl VanDevender, and their dog, Sparky.


Event date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 8:30pm
Event address: 
Virtual event: Crowdcast (link above)
The Octopus Escapes Cover Image
By Maile Meloy, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984812698
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021