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Lois Lowry In-Conversation with Ellen O'Clover

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We're so excited to be hosting Lois Lowry with Jefferson County Libraries! PLEASE READ ALL THE EVENT DETAILS, THANK YOU!


Tickets are required for this event as the library does have a capacity. If all tickets are filled, a waitlist will be created. On April 19, an email will go out to all those attending as a reminder, and to check if they are still available to attend the event. If they are no longer able to attend the event, their ticket will go to the people on the waitlist in the order of when they signed up.

If you are attending the event, you must purchase a book at the event to get a copy signed/personalized. Please do not bring books from home. There will be a selection of backlist titles to purchase for both authors, but this event is primarily to celebrate Lois Lowry's new book Tree. Table. Book. (see below for summary).

If you are unable to attend the event, or on the waitlist, you may purchase copies of the book that will be signed: https://secondstartotherightbo...

This event will take place at Columbine Library, not Second Star to the Right Bookstore. The event will begin at 6:00pm with Lois Lowry in-conversation with local author, Ellen O'Clover. Followed by a Q&A, and signing.


Tree. Table. Book.

From two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry comes this warm and resonant story of an unlikely friendship, which unfolds as a revelation on how we hold on to—and pass on—what matters most. When precocious eleven-year-old Sophie sets out to save her elderly neighbor (who is also her dearest friend), her journey will take her through their familiar suburban landscape and then, steadily yet unexpectedly, deeper into a landscape of history and shared stories.

The latest compelling work from the master storyteller

Everyone knows the two Sophies are best friends. One is in elementary school, and one is . . . well . . . in a little trouble of late. She’s elderly, sure, but she’s always been on her game, the best friend any girl struggling to fit in could ever have. The Sophies drink tea, have strong opinions about pretty much everything, and love each other dearly. Now it seems the elder Sophie is having memory problems, burning teakettles, and forgetting just about everything. It looks like her son is going to come and get her and steal her away forever. Young Sophie isn’t having that. Not one bit. So she sets out to help elder Sophie’s memory, with the aid of her neighborhood friends Ralphie and Oliver. But when she opens the floodgates of elder Sophie’s memories, she winds up listening to stories that will illustrate just how much there is to know about her dear friend, stories of war, hunger, cruelty, and ultimately love.

Lois Lowry:

The author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and 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 Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver

Ellen O'Clover:

Ellen O’Clover writes stories about finding your people, falling in love, and figuring it all out (or trying to, anyway). She grew up in Ohio and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University before moving west to Colorado. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her reading fiction about big feelings, trying new recipes with mixed results, or hiking in the Rockies. She lives near Boulder with her rocket scientist husband and two perfect bulldogs.

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