An Evening with Janelle Brown (A Niles-Maine District Library Event)

We are so happy to be able to support Niles-Main District Library as they present and evening in with bestselling novelist Janelle Brown. Ms Brown will talk about her writing process and her books -- including her new thriller, I'll Be You.

Click here to register for this free virtual program. When registering, your email address is required so the library can send you an email with the web link to join the discussion, as well as some Zoom instructions.
You can expect the link out via email 24-48 hours before the event.  You can access the Zoom presentation using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

About the Author: Janelle Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of Pretty ThingsWatch Me Disappear, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, and This Is Where We Live. An essayist and journalist, she has written for VogueThe New York TimesElleWiredSelfLos Angeles TimesSalon, and more. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children. Her books have been sold in two dozen countries around the world. Pretty Things is currently being adapted for television by Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films.

About the Book: As children, Sam and Elli were two halves of a perfect whole: Gorgeous identical twins whose parents sometimes couldn't even tell them apart. They fell asleep to the sound of each other's breath at night, holding hands in the dark. And once Hollywood discovered them, they became B-list child TV stars, often inhabiting the same role. But as adults their lives have splintered. After leaving acting, Elli reinvented herself as the perfect suburban wife: Married to a real-estate lawyer, in a house two blocks from the beach. Meanwhile, Sam has never recovered from her failed Hollywood career, or from her addiction to the pills and booze that have propped her up for the last fifteen years. After her destructive behavior finally drove a wedge between them, Sam hasn't spoken to her sister in a year when their father calls out of the blue. Unbeknownst to Sam, Elli's life lately has been in turmoil: Her husband moved out, and Elli just adopted a two-year-old girl. Now she's checked in to a mysterious spa in Ojai, and has stopped answering her phone. As Sam works to connect the dots left by Elli's baffling disappearance, she realizes that the bond between her and her sister is more complicated than she ever knew.

"Janelle Brown is a terrific storyteller and stylist, and I'll Be You is one of those books you'll devour. It has a hot mess of a narrator--actually two hot messes, twins--both of whom you will root for, even as you are screaming at them to get a grip. Also? The novel has more twists and turns than the canyon roads that snake up and around Los Angeles." --Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and Hour of the Witch

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom Webinar!
I'll Be You: A Novel By Janelle Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525479185
Published: Random House - April 26th, 2022

Two identical twin sisters and former child actors have grown apart—until one disappears, in this “cleverly crafted and psychologically nuanced” (Time) suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Things.