Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome critically acclaimed young adult author -- and Nashvillian -- Helene Dunbar for a discussion and signing of her new novel, We Are Lost and Found. Read on for important event guidelines, as well as more information about Helene and her new book!
This event is free and open to the public. In order to join the signing line to have books brought from home signed at this event, please purchase a copy of We Are Lost and Found from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). We Are Lost and Found will be published on Tuesday, September 3.
The best way to support an author featured at a Parnassus event, as well as to support Parnassus for hosting the author and the event, is to purchase the author's new book from Parnassus. Your purchase also demonstrates to publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus and to Nashville.
Can't make it to the event, but still want to purchase an autographed or personalized book? Place your order below, enter "signed copy" plus any personalization details in the comments section of your order, and we'll have Helene sign your books and ship them to you after the event! Shipping is available to all fifty states as well as internationally. For international shipping quotes, please email email@example.com; be sure to include your mailing address so that we can create an accurate shipping quote for you.
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More about We Are Lost and Found
We Are Lost and Found is a poignant, heartbreaking, and uplifting, story in the tradition of The Perks of Being a Wallflower about three friends coming-of-age in the early 1980s as they struggle to forge their own paths in the face of fear of the unknown.
Michael is content to live in the shadow of his best friends, James and Becky. Plus, his brother, Connor, has already been kicked out of the house for being gay and laying low seems to be Michael's only chance at avoiding the same fate. To pass the time before graduation, Michael hangs out at The Echo where he can dance and forget about his father's angry words, the pressures of school, and the looming threat of AIDS, a disease that everyone is talking about, but no one understands. Then he meets Gabriel, a boy who actually sees him. A boy who, unlike seemingly everyone else in New York City, is interested in him and not James. And Michael has to decide what he's willing to risk to be himself.
More about Helene Dunbar
Helene Dunbar came of age in the 1980s and wrote grant proposals for the AIDS Activities office of a state government in the early 1990s. She is the author of several novels for young adults, including Boomerang, These Gentle Wounds, and What Remains. Over the years, she has worked as a drama critic, journalist, and marketing manager, and has written on topics as diverse as Irish music, court cases, and theater. She lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter.