Bittersweet in the Hollow Launch, Kate Pearsall in conversation with Andrea Hannah, and Rebecca Mix

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 6:30pm

Schuler Books
Gateway Center
7260 Orchard Lake Road,
West Bloomfield Twp, MI 48322

We so excited to welcome YA debut author Kate Pearsall for the Bittersweet in the Hollow Book Launch at our West Bloomfield store! Kate will be in conversation with fellow Michigan authors Andrea Hannah, and Rebecca Mix.

This event is free to attend. However it helps us in planning to receive your RSVP. Please register here so we know you plan to join us:

About the Book:
In this beautifully dark and enthralling YA, four sisters with unusual talents investigate a mysterious disappearance in their secluded Appalachian town. For fans of House of Hollow and Wilder Girls!

In rural Caball Hollow, surrounded by the vast National Forest, the James women serve up more than fried green tomatoes at the Harvest Moon diner, where the family recipes are not the only secrets.

Like her sisters, Linden was born with an unusual ability. She can taste what others are feeling, but this so-called gift soured her relationship with the vexingly attractive Cole Spencer one fateful night a year ago . . . A night when Linden vanished into the depths of the Forest and returned with no memories of what happened, just a litany of questions—and a haze of nightmares that suggest there’s more to her story than simply getting lost.

Now, during the hottest summer on record, another girl in town is gone, and the similarities to last year’s events are striking. Except, this time the missing girl doesn’t make it home, and when her body is discovered, the scene unmistakably spells murder.

As tempers boil over, Linden enlists the help of her sisters to find what’s hiding in the forest . . . before it finds her. But as she starts digging for truth—about the Moth-Winged Man rumored to haunt the Hollow, about her bitter rift with Cole, and even about her family—she must question if some secrets are best left buried.

About the Author:
Kate Pearsall is a creative thinker, an award-winning copywriter, and a storyteller. She has a degree in business and public relations and has written for magazines and newspapers. Her debut novel, Bittersweet in the Hollow, was inspired in part by a childhood listening to her mom’s stories about growing up in the Appalachian Mountains and visiting family in West Virginia.

About the Conversationalists: 
Andrea Hannah is an author and workshop leader. She teaches creatives all over the globe and writes everything from fierce modern fairy tales to articles about the cosmos (she’s a Gemini). Her work has appeared in Bustle, Elite Daily, Thrive Global, HuffPost, and Mslexia Magazine. She is the author of Where Darkness Blooms, The Maker’s Guide to Magic, and more upcoming titles. You can find her on socials @andeehannah.

Rebecca Mix is the New York Times bestselling author of stories about weird magic & hope. Her debut novel, The Ones We Burn, was an instant New York Times & Indiebound bestseller. Her upcoming books include The Mossheart’s Promise, the first in a middle grade fantasy duology, and Neopets: The Omelette Faerie, the first of two official graphic novels developed in partnership with the game, slated for summer 2024. Rebecca is based in Michigan; if you can't find her, she's probably goofing off on social media @mixbecca, or attempting to sneak yet another plant into the house.

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ISBN: 9780593531020
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2023

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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 1st, 2022