Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Event Preview: Hold Fast with Blue Balliett

Join us at 7:00 p.m. on March 20, 2013, at St. Louis Public Library--Schlafly when middle grade novelist Blue Balliett will discuss and read from her new novel, Hold Fast.

Eleven-year-old Early's family may be poor, but they're happy, immersed in a world of love for each other and for books and words.  Until the day her father disappears.  They know he wouldn't just leave them, but no one will listen, even when their apartment is ransacked by thugs looking for some sort of stash.  Without income, Early, along with her mother and brother, find themselves in the Chicago shelter system, and it's up to Early to try to find her father and save her family.

Copies of Blue's books--which include Hold Fast, The Calder Game, Chasing Vermeer, The Danger Box and The Wright 3--will be available for purchase and signing.  If you can't make it to the event, call Left Bank Books at 314-367-6731, ext. 1, to order signed, personalized copies.

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