YA book event with Kristin Russell, author of A Sky For Us Alone

Parnassus Books is thrilled to celebrate the publication of A Sky For Us Alone, the debut young adult novel by Nashville author Kristin Russell, on Friday, January 18 at 6:30pm. Read on for important event guidelines, as well as more information about Kristin and her new book.

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line and have books signed by the author at this event, please purchase your copy of A Sky For Us Alone from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). A Sky For Us Alone will be published on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. 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. 

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.

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 Kristin sign your books and ship them to you after the event!

More about A Sky For Us Alone

"A stirring, powerful, and heart-wrenching story of coming of age, falling in love, and trying to lead a life of dignity." --Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of The Serpent King

“Complex and realistic ... written with impressive nuance and strength. Russell's debut offers a moving picture of a specific time and place.” -- Booklist magazine

In Strickland County--a forgotten stretch of land in Southern Appalachia--there isn't a lot of anything to go around. But when eighteen-year-old Harlowe Compton's brother is killed by the Praters--the family who controls everything, from the mines to the law to the opioid trade--he wonders if the future will ever hold more than loss.

Until he meets Tennessee Moore. Even as she struggles with the worst of the cards she's been dealt, Tennessee makes Harlowe believe that they can dare to forge their own path. But as Harlowe searches for the answers behind his brother's death, his town's decay, and his family's dysfunction, he discovers truths about the people he loves--and himself--that are darker than he ever expected.

Now, Harlowe realizes, there's no turning back.

More about Kristin Russell

Kristin Russell grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked as a hairstylist for the last seventeen years and began writing fiction in the break rooms of salons between client appointments. Steeped in Nashville's music industry from an early age, Kristin is inspired by well-wrought lyrics and aims to bring the same craft to her fiction. She lives in Nashville with her son, Finn.

Event date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
A Sky for Us Alone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062697028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 8th, 2019