Jennifer Donnelly at Anderson's Bookshop
Join Anderson's Bookshop for an event to celebrate "Stepsister," the new startling, fiercely feminist re-imagining of Cinderella from bestselling, award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly.
This is a presentation and book signing event. Each ticket includes a copy of the new book and admits one or two people. Copies of "Stepsister" purchased at other vendors are not permitted in the signing line.
Your ticket number/seat number is your reserved place in the signing line. There are no assigned seats for this event. After the presentation, you will line up in order of that number and then get to meet Jennifer and have your book signed. This order is not based on when you arrive! Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time. We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.
Here's what you get with each ticket:
Admittance for one or two people, depending on ticket type
A copy of "Stepsister" handed to you when you arrive
A presentation or book talk
A reserved place in the signing line
A photo in the signing line
A personalization (your name in the book)
See you there!
PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author's and publisher's wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson's Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.
More about the book:
Isabelle should be blissfully happy shes about to win the handsome prince. Except Isabelle isnt the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper and captured the princes heart. Shes the ugly stepsister whos cut off her toes to fit into Cinderellas shoe which is now filling with blood.
When the prince discovers Isabelles deception, she is turned away in shame. Its no more than she deserves: she is a plain girl in a world that values beauty; a feisty girl in a world that wants her to be pliant.
Isabelle has tried to fit in. To live up to her mothers expectations. To be like her stepsister. To be sweet. To be pretty. One by one, she has cut away pieces of herself in order to survive a world that doesnt appreciate a girl like her. And that has made her mean, jealous, and hollow.
At least, thats what she believes until she encounters an elderly widow and a roguish marquis and finds herself an unwitting pawn in an eternal disagreement. The widow cold, cynical Fate contends that an ugly girl with so much bitterness in her heart can never change her destiny. Chance the dashing, mysterious marquis believes that Isabelle can chart her own course no matter what stands in her way. And he intends to prove it.
Evoking the darker, earlier versions of the Cinderella story, bestselling author Jennifer Donnelly shows us that ugly is in the eye of the beholder, and uses her trademark wit and wisdom to send an overlooked character on a journey toward empowerment, redemption, and a new definition of beauty.
About the author:
JENNIFER DONNELLY is the author of a novel for adult readers, "The Tea Rose, "and a picture book, "Humble Pie. "For "A Northern Light," her first young adult novel, she drew on stories she heard from her grandmother while growing up in upstate New York. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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