SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY Special Ticketed Event with Legendary Author Lois Lowry!

Join us at Mrs. Dalloway's bookstore on Sunday, April 21st at 5:00 PM when award-winning and bestselling author LOIS LOWRY comes to celebrate the release of her new middle grade novel Tree. Table. Book. Lois will read from, discuss, and sign copies of her book and will be joined in discussion by local author MAC BARNETT. Experience the latest compelling work from the master storyteller! (Lois Lowry photo credit Howard Corwin. Mac Barnett photo credit Sonya Sones.)

 

This is a ticketed event. Your ticket purchase on Eventbrite includes one copy of Tree. Table. Book. and either one or two event reservations. Family tickets are also available.

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.

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 is 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.

MAC BARNETT is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than thirty languages. His picture books include two Caldecott Honor–winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn. Among his other popular books are I Love You Like a Pig, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, and The Magic Word, illustrated by Elise Parsley. He lives in Oakland, California. You can visit him online at macbarnett.com.

THIS EVENT is ticketed and pre-registration is requested. Registration ends at 4:30 pm on April 21st.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 4:45 and 5:00 PM for the event.

PLEASE leave your non-support companion animals at home.

OUR shared restrooms are not accessible after 6:30 PM, please plan accordingly.

Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Tree. Table. Book. By Lois Lowry Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063299504
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Clarion Books - April 23rd, 2024