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Brendan Kiely & Marisha Pessl

The Hudson Valley YA Society
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A YA Society summer double-header featuring two bestselling authors!

FREE - RSVP Requested

BRENDAN KIELY is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "All American Boys" (with Jason Reynolds), "The Last True Love Story", and "The Gospel of Winter". His work has been published in ten languages, received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, was twice awarded Best Fiction for Young Adults (2015, 2017) by the American Library Association, and was a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014. His stunning new novel - TRADITION - explores the insidious nature of tradition at a prestigious boarding school.Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy, an elite prep school where history looms in the leafy branches over its brick walkways. But some traditions upheld in its hallowed halls are profoundly dangerous. Image c. Joseph Cohen.

MARISHA PESSL is the author of "Night Film" and "Special Topics in Calamity Physics", her bestselling debut, which was awarded the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize and selected as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the "New York Times Book Review". Her first YA novel is a psychological suspense thriller - NEVERWORLD WAKE. Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her five best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim--their creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriend--changed everything. One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft--the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world--hoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim's death.