Offsite | Lois Lowry | Son

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Offsite | Lois Lowry: Son
Lois Lowry
1501 W. Guadalupe Road
Mesa, AZ 85202 (google map)
Doors open at 5:30pm.

Lois Lowry, the two-time Newbery Award-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars, visits with Son, the final installment of the Giver Quartet.

Told in three separate story lines, Lowry's Son combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver Quartet--The Giver, winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, Gathering Blue, and Messenger--into a thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom. Thrust again into the dark, claustrophobic world of The Giver, readers will meet an intriguing new heroine, fourteen-year-old Claire. Jonas from The Giver is here too, and Kira, the heroine of Gathering Blue. In a final clash between good and evil, a new hero emerges.

  • Event ticket (good for two seats) is free when you purchase Son from Changing Hands Bookstore.
  • Admission for children 4 and under is FREE.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm; will-call opens at 5pm.
  • At Dobson High School Auditorium, seating is general admission; first come, first served.
  • Seats cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
  • Signing line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation, printed on the back of the ticket.
  • Lowry will sign and personalize (first names only) all copies of Son purchased from Changing Hands and copies of her other books as time allows.
  • Lowry will only sign books, not bookmarks, posters, pieces of paper, etc.
  • Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.

LOIS LOWRY is the author of more than thirty books for young aduts, including the Anastasia Krupnik series and Gooney Bird Green. She has received countless honors, among the the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. Lois Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. More »

PRE-ORDER TODAY online or at 480.730.0205 to secure your seat at Dobson High School Auditorium and a place in the signing line. Click "add to cart" below and we'll reserve your book(s) and ticket(s) for in-store pickup before the event unless otherwise noted.

EVENT TICKETS purchased before Son's release date (Tuesday, October 2) will have a voucher attached redeemable for a copy of Son at Changing Hands Bookstore from Tuesday, October 2 to Wednesday, October 10 or at Dobson High School Auditorium will-call starting at 5pm Thursday, October 11.

CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a signed book from any of our author events, please call us at 480.730.0205 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you or shipped anywhere in the United States and to most international locations.

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