For Young Adults: Katie Henry

West Coast launch party for Let's Call It a Doomsday, an engrossing and thoughtful contemporary tale for young adults that tackles faith, friendship, family, anxiety, and the potential apocalypse.

"Henry writes witty dialogue, creates complicated characters, and treats different religious beliefs with sincerity and respect....This one's a gem."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

There are many ways the world could end. A fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one.

What she doesn't expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist's waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when it's going to happen.

Despite Ellis's anxiety--about what others think of her, about what she's doing wrong, about the safety of her loved ones--the two girls become friends. But time is ticking down, and as Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher the details of her doomsday premonition, their search for answers only raises more questions.

When does it happen? Who will believe them? And how do you prepare for the end of the world when it feels like your life is just getting started?

A Berkeley native, Katie Henry received her BFA in dramatic writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is a published playwright, specializing in theater for young audiences. Her plays have been performed by high schools and community organizations in over thirty states. Heretics Anonymous is her first novel. You can find her online at

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2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
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ISBN: 9780062698902
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 6th, 2019