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Hate You Give Alice Isn't Dead Code Girls
Join us for a pop-up book club to discuss The Hate U Give Joseph Fink (Welcome to Night Vale) shares his latest: Alice Isn't Dead Liza Mundy discusses the story of women code breakers in WWII
Nocturnals Party Rodo Sofranac Pete Souza
Join us for a special storytime party with The Nocturnals Local author Rodo Sofranac presents two of his children's books Pete Souza visits with his latest: Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Michelle Hodkin First Fiction Southern Belle
Michelle Hodkin and Suzanne Young discuss Hodkin's latest novel First Fiction with R. O. Kwon, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Karri J. McClure shares her guide to getting out and getting happy
King of Halloween Santa Express Photos with Santa
Lori Leachman shares her memoir of a Southern childhood Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a holiday storytime in Phoenix Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for festive photos in Tempe

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Joseph Fink: Alice Isn't Dead


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From the New York Times bestselling co-author of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale comes a fast-paced thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead.

"This is not a story. It's a road trip."

Keisha Taylor lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn't dead, and she is showing up at every major tragedy and accident in the country.

Following a line of clues, Keisha takes a job with a trucking company, Bay and Creek Transportation, and begins searching for Alice. She eventually stumbles on an otherworldly conflict being waged in the quiet corners of our nation's highway system—uncovering a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.

Why did Alice disappear? What does she have to do with this secret war between inhuman killers? Why did the chicken cross the road? These questions, and many more will be answered in Alice Isn't Dead.
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Sally Field: In Pieces


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Iconic Academy and Emmy Award winning actor Sally Field signs copies of her memoir in Tempe.

One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.

With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.
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9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, November 29. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | POP-UP BOOK CLUB | THE HATE U GIVE | The bestselling young adult novel by Angie Thomas is getting the Hollywood treatment starring Amandla Stenberg. Early reviews are stellar, but we're firm believers that you should always read the book and not just see the movie. And because reading with friends is better, we're holding a special book club to celebrate and discuss The Hate U Give. Join Arizona Republic reporter, First Draft Book Club moderator, and lifelong bookworm Barbara VanDenburgh and ASU assistant Professor Mildred Boveda for a guided conversation about The Hate U Give. More »

7pm | PHOENIX | JOSEPH FINK | ALICE ISN'T DEAD | From the New York Times bestselling co-author of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale comes a fast-paced thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead. More »
7pm | TEMPE | LIZA MUNDY | CODE GIRLS | The New York Times bestselling author and former Washington Post reporter discusses the untold story of American women code breakers of World War II. More »

10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | NOCTURNALS STORYTIME PARTY | Join us for a special storytime party with The Nocturnals. Enjoy a reading of The Moonlight Meeting, Nocturnals games, crafts, and giveaways. Kids also receive bookplates signed by author Tracey Hecht! More »
Join local author Rodo Sofranac, along with Rowen, Rojo, Polly and the Peaputts, and other "Rodo Writes" characters. Sofranac reads from his two adventure books, The Red Tail Tale on the Arizona Trail and Polly and the Peaputts Pull Together. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | GRIM LOVELIES | Teens meet to discuss Megan Shepherd's novel Grim Lovelies. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.
7pm | OFFSITE | PETE SOUZA | SHADE: A TALE OF TWO PRESIDENTS | Changing Hands is proud to present Pete Souza with his new book Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, the follow-up to his #1 New York Times bestseller Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Shade is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions—with Pete Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama delivering new power and meaning when framed by tweets, headlines, quotes, and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump administration. Location: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix 85003 More »

1:30pm | TEMPE | SALLY FIELD | IN PIECES | Iconic Academy and Emmy Award winning actor Sally Field signs copies of her memoir in Tempe. More »
2pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | MICHELLE HODKIN | THE RECKONING OF NOAH SHAW | IN CONVERSATION WITH SUZANNE YOUNG | Authors Michelle Hodkin (the Mara Dyer trilogy) and Suzanne Young (The Program series) discuss the sequel to The Becoming of Noah Shaw, in which legacies are revealed, lies are unraveled, and old alliances are forged. More »
Join us for an art, music, and cake benefit, in support of the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. Enjoy Latin music from Beth Lederman and Joe Corral as well as a silent art auction. All money goes to the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights ( More »

7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST FICTION AT FIRST DRAFT | FEATURING R. O. KWON (THE INCENDIARIES), INGRID ROJAS CONTRERAS (FRUIT OF THE DRUNKEN TREE), NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH (FRIDAY BLACK) | It's back! First Fiction returns to Changing Hands, now at our own First Draft Book Bar. Three first-time fiction writers read excerpts from their novels while YOU enjoy happy hour prices at the bar. Afterwards, we'll open the floor to questions, then enjoy an informal mixer with the authors. R. O. Kwon reads from The Incendiaries, Ingrid Rojas Contreras presents Fruit of the Drunken Tree, and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah shares Friday Black. More »
7pm | TEMPE | KARRI J. MCCLURE | WHAT'S A SOUTHERN BELLE DOING IN A PLACE LIKE THIS? | Karri J. McClure, Life Coach and Reiki Master, presents her first book about getting out and getting happy. She shares personal experiences from her own journey to happiness, and how listening to your intuition, a strong support system, and loving yourself, leads you back to the person you want to be—and living the life you were born to live. More »

6:30pm | TEMPE | CRUSOE AND RYAN BEAUCHESNE | CRUSOE THE WORLDLY WIENER DOG | The New York Times bestselling internet sensation Crusoe and the popular blogger Ryan Beauchesne visit Tempe to "pawtograph" their latest book. Join the photogenic Crusoe as he leaves fame and fortune behind to expand his horizons, get his passport stamped, and journey across the globe to eat delicious food, relax on beautiful beaches, dig lots of holes, and generally enjoy all that celebrity travel has to offer. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | LORI LEACHMAN | THE KING OF HALLOWEEN AND MISS FIRECRACKER QUEEN | Lori Leachman shares her debut, the memoir of a Southern childhood. The King of Halloween & Miss Firecracker Queen tells the story of a football life from a daughter's perspective. Kendra Stabler Moyes (daughter of Ken Stabler) will join the discussion. More »

PHOENIX/TEMPE | CLOSED | First Draft Book Bar and both locations of Changing Hands Bookstore are closed to observe the holiday.

12:30-2:30pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SANTA &. MRS CLAUS | Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a festive holiday storytime! Reading of Christmas favorites, plus an ornament craft and a hot chocolate station for kids, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Free event! More »
12:30-2:30pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SANTA EXPRESS | Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves for a festive holiday storytime! Reading of Christmas favorites in front of the fireplace, plus crafts and a hot chocolate station for kids, and photos with Santa! Following the in-store fun, it's all aboard the Lightrail for a trip downtown to CityScape, for the Tree lighting. Free event! More »
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | HOLIDAZE | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER. Sign up on to tell a story. Ten tellers will have six minutes each to share a story based on the theme "Holidaze." Five members of the audience will be the judges and the story with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 in advance, $8 day of/at the door. Register online. More »

5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info:


The Proposal

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The Proposal Jasmine Guillory's The Proposal is the perfect modern romance. When Nikole Paterson agrees to attend a baseball game with her handsome actor boyfriend, she doesn't expect for him to propose to her in front of millions of people. But she won't be pressured into marriage and rejects his proposal and escapes the media attention with the help of Carlos Ibarra. What ensues is not your stereotypical romance: instead what Guillory's written is a fun story with a feminist edge. Guillory herself said, 'My idea of a hero is [...] a man who cares about what a woman has to say, who listens to her, who pays attention to her needs and wants.' Read this book and swoon.  —Michelle

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