R.J. Palacio | Pony
What: R.J. Palacio will appear in conversation with actor, writer, director, and musician Josh Radnor to celebrate the release of her new novel, Pony.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wonder comes a new American classic about a boy on a quest to find his father, guided by a ghost and a mysterious pony. Part True Grit, part Where the Red Fern Grows, Pony is an enthralling story of adventure, friendship, and the invisible bonds that connect us.
Twelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three horsemen who arrive unannounced to take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. But when a pony shows up at his door, Silas knows what he has to do. He will set out on a perilous journey across a vast American landscape to find his father—a journey that will ultimately connect him with his past and future, and the unfathomable mysteries of the world around him.
R.J. Palacio spins a harrowing yet distinctly beautiful tale about the power of love and the connections that bind us across the expanses of distance and time. For young readers who love the poignant depth of The Yearling or Because of Winn-Dixie, and adult fans of True Grit or the lean, searing prose of Cormac McCarthy, this is one of those rare books for readers of all ages with the makings of a modern classic.
Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event and a hardcover copy of Pony. Bookplates are available while supplies last. Your purchase of the book is your ticket to the event. You will receive your Zoom link 48 hours, 2 hours and 15 minutes before the event.
Books will be available for pick up on September 28 and we will ship out books as close to September 28 as possible.
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7:00pm Central time
Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.
If you choose in-store pick up, please pick up your unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.
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This event is presented by Blue Willow Bookshop and Random House Books.
The worldwide phenomenon Wonder showed over 13 million readers how to choose kind. Now, the #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with an enthralling adventure that will show readers how to choose courage. A modern classic about a boy on a quest to rescue his father, with only a ghost as his companion and a mysterious pony as his guide.