Start: 7:00 pm
Anna North will read from and sign copies of her novel America Pacifica. Eighteen-year-old Darcy lives on America Pacifica, an island in the Pacific that refugees from the West Coast have retreated to after a second ice age. For Darcy, life with her make-it-work mother is made up of seafiber clothes and dinners of jellyfish. When Darcy’s mother doesn’t come home one night, she kicks of a search that pulls her from the small life she knows in Little Los Angeles to a harrowing adventure far bigger than she could have expected--near-fatal polar bear attacks and all! Just who is her mother and how is she connected to AP’s founder, Tyson? Why does Darcy find a hit list of first inhabitants under her door and why is her mother’s name on it? Anna North’s writing has appeared in publications like The Atlantic, Jezebel.com, and The Paris Daily Review. She is a senior editor at BuzzFeed.com and lives in Brooklyn. Reading with Anna will be her friend Kristen-Paige Madonia, whose new YA novel, Fingerprints of You, "deftly depicts the nuanced conflicts of early motherhood and the search for identity."