P&P Live! Marcella Pixley — TROWBRIDGE ROAD - with Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Upcoming Event
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 7:00pm

It’s the summer of ’83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father’s death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending Ziggy, an imaginative boy who is living with his Nana Jean after experiencing troubles of his own. But as June Bug’s connection to the world grows stronger, her mother’s grasp on reality weakens, pushing June Bug to choose between truth and healing and the only home she has ever known. Longlisted for the National Book Award, this honest novel will resonate with anyone seeking tenderness in an uncertain world.

Marcella Pixley is the award-winning author of Freak, Without Tess, and Ready to Fall. Her poetry can be found in journals including Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and Poet Lore. She teaches eighth grade Language Arts at the Carlisle Public Schools, and lives in an antique farmhouse in Westford, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.

Jennifer Richard Jacobson is an award-winning author whose works include The Dollar Kids, Paper Things, Small as an Elephant, and the Andy Shane series for young readers. When she’s not writing, she provides Writer’s Workshop training for teachers. She lives in Maine with her husband and dog.

Signed bookplates are available with book purchase of Trowbridge Road while supplies last.

Ages 10 and up.

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Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
Trowbridge Road Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536207507
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

The Dollar Kids Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536213119
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2020

Not Signed or Personalized