Bestselling Nevada author Ellen Hopkins at Sundance Saturday

From a Sundance Books news release

smokeCvrWhat: New York Times bestselling young adult author Ellen Hopkins will read from her latest novel, Smoke (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013).

When/Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave.

About Smoke: Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after the tragic loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn is desperate for peace. But is it even possible to rebuild a life when everything you’ve known has burned to ash and lies seem far safer than the truth?

Bestselling author Ellen Hopkins continues the riveting story of Pattyn Von Stratten she began in Burned to explore what it takes to rise from the ashes, put ghosts to rest and step into a future.

Praise: “A strong, painful and tender piece about wresting hope from the depths of despair.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Hopkins’ riveting story line is full of the perpetual premonition of danger, and the simple free-verse format belies the complexity of both plot and craft. . . . a compelling and thought-provoking read.” (Booklist)

About the Author: Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Triangles, Tilt and Collateral. She lives in Carson City with her husband and son.

More information: http://www.sundancebookstore.com

This program is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with the support of the Nightingale Family Foundation.

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