Join us for a free virtual program on the day Natalie Lund's new novel YA, The Sky Above Us is being released! She will be in conversation with fellow writer Kimberly Gabriel, the author of Every Stolen Breath. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for special prizes! This event is recommended for ages 12 to adult. Register HERE.
Order your copy of The Sky Above Us by Friday, April 16th and we can get you sign, personalized copies! Just put your signing request in the "Order Comments" box on your web order. You can also order by phone: 847-446-8880.
About the Book: From the author of We Speak in Storms comes a twisty, psychological thriller about three friends searching for the truth in the aftermath of a plane crash. The morning after their senior year beach party, Izzy, Cass, and Janie are woken by a thundering overhead. They watch in shock as a plane crashes into the water. When the passengers are finally recovered, they are identified as Izzy's twin brother, Israel, Cass's ex-boyfriend, Shane, and Janie's best friend, Nate. But Izzy can feel when her brother is in pain, and she knows he's not really dead. So she, Cass, and Janie set out to discover what actually happened that day--and why the boys were on the plane. Told in alternating timelines and points of view, this powerful and captivating novel follows the three boys in the weeks leading up to that fateful flight, and the girls they left behind as they try to piece together the truth about the boys they loved and thought they knew. A spellbinding story about the ripple effects of tragedy, the questions we leave unanswered, and the enduring power of friendship.
About the Author: Natalie Lund is a former middle and high school teacher. A graduate of Purdue University’s MFA program, she taught introductory composition and creative writing there, and also served as the fiction editor of The Sycamore Review. Natalie lives in Chicago with her husband. She is also the author of We Speak in Storms (September, 2019; Penguin Random House/Philomel Books), an ITW Thriller Award nominee and an Illinois Reads 2020 selection.
About the Guest Star: Kimberly Gabriel is the author of the YA novel Every Stolen Breath. She is also an English teacher who writes every chance she gets and struggles with laundry avoidance issues. When she's not teaching or writing, she's enjoying life with her husband, her three beautiful children, and a seriously beautiful boxer in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
"A compelling, well-voiced look at how teenagers deal with tragedy." -- School Library Journal
"Powerfully crafted and captivating." --Midwest Book Review
This fast-paced and immersive thriller shows just how hard one girl will fight back against corruption and violence, knowing any breath might be her last.