Sharon Cameron in conversation with author Parker Peeveyhouse
Monday, October 16 at 6:30PM
For ages 12 and up
In the world of the Forgetting everyone forgets everything every 12 years. In the world of the Knowing there are those who Know everything forever. So which are you?
Come put your memory to the test with a game run by our Teen Advisory Board!
About the book: Sharon Cameron returns to the rich world of The Forgetting with a companion novel as thrilling and intricately crafted as the first.
Samara is one of the Knowing, and the Knowing do not forget. Hidden deep in the comfort and splendor of her underground city, a refuge from the menace of a coming Earth, Samara learns what she should have never known and creates a memory so terrible she cannot live with it. So she flees, to Canaan, the lost city of her ancestors, to Forget.
Beckett has flown through the stars to find a dream: Canaan, the most infamous social experiment of Earth's antiquity. Beckett finds Samara in the ruins of the lost city, and uncovers so much more than he ever bargained for -- a challenge to all he's ever believed in or sworn to. When planets collide and memories clash, can Samara and Beckett save two worlds, and remember love in a place that has forgotten it?
At once thought-provoking and utterly thrilling, this extraordinary companion novel to Sharon Cameron's #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling THE FORGETTING explores the truth and loss that lie within memory, and the bonds that hold us together.
About Where Futures End: A collection of five time-spanning, interconnected novellas that weave a subtle science-fictional web that stretches from the present into the future-in a kind of Cloud Atlas for teens-as our world collides with a mysterious alternate universe.
Each of these stories presents a teen trying to find his or her way in unusual circumstances. Five teens, five futures.
Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world.
Ten years from now, Brixney must get more hits on her social media feed or risk being stuck in a debtors’ colony.
Thirty years from now, Epony scrubs her entire online profile from the web and goes “High-Concept.”
Sixty years frm now, Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual game board.
And more than one hundred years from now, Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.
Going beyond the usual boundaries of YA fiction, this will appeal to fans of authors-like Marcus Sedgwick, Patrick Ness, Kelly Link, M. T. Anderson, and David Mitchell-who wonder about the future and what the future will bring. Parker Peeveyhouse lives in San Jose and we are very excited to have her come to the store!