Join us for An Evening with Judy Blume as interviewed by Meg Wolitzer at Lenape Middle School Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:30pm!
Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Tickets are required for this event and include a copy of
"In the Unlikely Event".
Register here: http://www.doylestownbookshop.com/judy-blume-event-tickets
Judy's newest book which she will be discussing is an adult fiction title, however, the event is appropriate for children. Judy and Meg will be signing books. We are awaiting further details from the publisher as the event grows nearer as to the extent at which Judy will be signing. Up to date information will be posted as it is provided to us.
Your registration (ticket) includes one copy of IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT. You will receive a receipt via email after you complete your purchase. There is no physical ticket. We will have a list of attendees who purchased tickets available at the check-in desk which will be located at the entrance of Lenape Middle School. When you arrive, you will check in there. All books will be available for pick-up at the check in desk as well.
About In the Unlikely Event:
In her highly-anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the number one New York Times bestselling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events.
In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.
In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume's unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times, and finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going.
Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting--the early 1950s--is especially well realized through period references and incidents.” --Booklist (starred review) and “In Blume's latest adult novel....young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming, and always deeply human.” –Publishers Weekly
More Info: Author's Website, Facebook, Twitter
Seating: General Admission
Doors Open: 5:30 pm
About Judy Blume
Called the “undisputed champion of misunderstood twelve-year-old girls everywhere,” Judy Blume has published her first novel in 10 years, a novel for adults titled In The Unlikely Event. This evening will celebrate that book; tickets include a copy of the book.
About Meg Wolitzer
Meg Wolitzer's novels include The Interestings; The Uncoupling; The Ten-Year Nap; The Position; and The Wife. She is also the author of a novel for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. Wolitzer's short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. In September 2013, along with singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche, she will be a guest artist in the Princeton Atelier program at Princeton University.
This event is ticketed. Please purchase your tickets online before the event. One ticket per person. Ticket price includes one copy of In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.
All event-related inquires can be sent to our Director of Programming/Publicist, Krisy Paredes, at email@example.com.