Dana Schwartz at The Book Stall

Observer arts and culture writer and creator of @GuyInYourMFA @DystopianYA Dana Schwartz joins us at The Book Stall with her debut YA novel, AND WE'RE OFF. 

Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who's always nurtured Nora's talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history's most famous artists. The only catch? Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. It's a no-brainer: Nora is in! 

Unfortunately, Nora's mother, Alice, is less than thrilled about the trip. She worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter—and her opinions haven't gone unnoticed. Nora couldn't feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they've ever been. But seconds after saying goodbye to Alice at the airport terminal, Nora hears a voice call out: "Wait! Stop! I'm coming with you!"

And . . . they’re off.

"A winsome, hilarious tale about losing the map and finding a better way to a happy ending. I loved it " --#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
And We're Off Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780448493817
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Razorbill - May 2nd, 2017

"A winsome, hilarious tale about losing the map and finding a better way to a happy ending. I loved it " --#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner