Lois Lowry, author of THE GIVER, NUMBER THE STARS, and numerous other books for middle-grade readers reads from SON, the final book in the GIVER Quartet.
Sunday, October 7, 2012 - Sunday, October 7, 2012
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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This is a ticketed event. Two event tickets are free when you purchase Son (available Oct. 2) or any of Lois Lowry’s hardcover books from Red Balloon Bookshop. These tickets will also give you your place in the signing line. Additional general admission tickets may be purchased for $5.00 (these tickets are for the presentation only, not for the signing line).
Author Lois Lowry will read from Son, the final book in the Giver Quartet. Told in three separate story lines, Son combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver Quartet--The Giver (1994 Newbery Medal winner), Gathering Blue, and Messenger—into a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom. Thrust again into the dark, claustrophobic world of The Giver, readers will meet an intriguing new heroine, fourteen-year-old Claire. Jonas from The Giver is here too, and Kira, the heroine of Gathering Blue. In a final clash between good and evil, a new hero emerges.
Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com.
Additional information about ticketing and event logistics can be found at the Red Balloon's website: http://www.redballoonbookshop.com/loislowry. This event is sponsored by the Red Balloon Bookshop and hosted by the University of St. Thomas.