YA Survival Guide: Featuring Mary Cronk Farrell

Auntie's Bookstore is proud to present a night of empowerment! Please join YA Authors Mary Cronk Farrell, Maureen McQuerry and Stephen Wallenfels for an evening of stories about resilience, courage, adversity and triumph.

From Mary Cronk Farrell, the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific, now comes the incredible story of how black women in the army helped change the course of World War II. Standing Up Against Hate is a much-need perspective on the lives of women of color in WWII America, some of the bravest and most adventurous women of their time. Booklist’s starred review says,

Between Before and After, by award-winning author Maureen McQuerry, (The Peculiars an ALA Best Book and Westchester Award winner) explores the nature of family secrets, resiliency, and redemption as seen through the eyes of two young adults told in dual narratives between 1918 New York City and 1955 San Jose, California. This historical coming-of-age Young Adult story about the complex bonds between mothers and daughters ties personal connection to national pandemic telling a story of redemption, hope, and the bonds of family.

New from YA thriller novelist Stephen Wallenfels, author of the critically acclaimed Sci-Fi debut novel POD (Penguin-ACE, 2012) and BAD CALL (Disney-Hyperion 2017), comes his latest survival thriller, DEADFALL, featuring twin brothers on the run who encounter an abducted girl in the mountains of Oregon. They must work together to avoid a determined killer while sorting out the mystery that set them on this perilous path.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Between Before and After Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310767381
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blink - February 5th, 2019

"The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn ... Only two things kept my mother grounded to us: my uncle Stephen and stories."

Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419731600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 8th, 2019

Deadfall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368014267
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - December 11th, 2018

Twin brothers Ty and Cory Bic are on the run. When they encounter a dying deer in the middle of a remote mountain road with fresh tire tracks swerving down into a ravine, they know they have to help. But when they reach the wrecked car the vehicle appears empty, with signs that the driver escaped.

Until they hear a sound coming from the trunk.