YA author event with Meredith Russo, author of Birthday and If I Was Your Girl

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome award-winning young adult author Meredith Russo for a discussion and signing of her new novel, Birthday. Russo will be interviewed on-stage by Nashville YA author Jeff ZentnerRead on for important event guidelines, as well as more information about the author and her book. 

Event Guidelines

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, you must purchase a copy of Birthday from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). Birthday will be published on Tuesday, May 21. Your purchase will include a signing line ticket with your signing line group assignment; the earlier you purchase your copy of Birthday, the earlier you will be invited to join the signing line at the event.

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 Meredith 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 orders@parnassusbooks.net; be sure to include your mailing address so that we can create an accurate shipping quote for you.

Video recording, audio recording, and/or live-streaming during author appearances and signings is not possible without prior written permission from the publisher and Parnassus Books.

More about Birthday

Two best friends. A shared birthday. Six years ...

ERIC: There was the day we were born. There was the minute Morgan and I decided we were best friends for life. The years where we stuck by each other's side--as Morgan's mom died, as he moved across town, as I joined the football team, as my parents started fighting. But sometimes I worry that Morgan and I won't be best friends forever. That there'll be a day, a minute, a second, where it all falls apart and there's no turning back the clock.

MORGAN: I know that every birthday should feel like a new beginning, but I'm trapped in this mixed-up body, in this wrong life, in Nowheresville, Tennessee, on repeat. With a dad who cares about his football team more than me, a mom I miss more than anything, and a best friend who can never know my biggest secret. Maybe one day I'll be ready to become the person I am inside. To become her. To tell the world. To tell Eric. But when?

Six years of birthdays reveal Eric and Morgan's destiny as they come together, drift apart, fall in love, and discover who they're meant to be--and if they're meant to be together. From the award-winning author of If I Was Your Girl, Meredith Russo, comes a heart-wrenching and universal story of identity, first love, and fate.

More about Meredith Russo

Meredith Russo was born, raised, and lives in Tennessee. She started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. If I Was Your Girl was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. Like Amanda, Meredith is a gigantic nerd who spends a lot of her time obsessing over video games and Star Wars.

Event date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Birthday: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250129833
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - May 21st, 2019