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Anderson’s Bookshop Presents Katherine Arden and Lindsay Currie – Halloween Event

October 28, 2022 @ 5:30 pm

Join Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove for an in-person Halloween event with authors Katherine Arden and Lindsay Currie on Friday, October 28 at 5:30pm! Come dressed in your Halloween costume to enter a costume contest, enjoy spooky readings from Empty Smiles by Katherine Arden and The Girl in White by Lindsay Currie, and have a fun festive night at the bookshop with treats and candy!

Both authors will be available to sign books and take photos with attendees!

This event will be held in our Downers Grove (5112 Main St, Downers Grove, IL), and pre-registration is required as space is limited.

More about EMPTY SMILES by Katherine Arden:

Her ex-boyfriend wants her back. Her former best friend is in town. When did Hannah’s life become a K-drama?
Hannah Cho had the next year all planned out–the perfect summer with her boyfriend, Nate, and then a fun senior year with their friends.
But then Nate does what everyone else in Hannah’s life seems to do–he leaves her, claiming they have nothing in common. He and all her friends are newly obsessed with K-pop and K-dramas, and Hannah is not. After years of trying to embrace the American part and shunning the Korean side of her Korean American identity to fit in, Hannah finds that’s exactly what now has her on the outs.
But someone who does know K-dramas–so well that he’s actually starring in one–is Jacob Kim, Hannah’s former best friend, whom she hasn’t seen in years. He’s desperate for a break from the fame, so a family trip back to San Diego might be just what he needs…that is, if he and Hannah can figure out what went wrong when they last parted and navigate the new feelings developing between them.

Katherine Arden is the New York Times bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy and the Small Spaces quartet. In addition to writing novels, she enjoys aimless travel, growing vegetables, and running wild through the woods with her dog. She lives in Vermont.

For fans of Small Spaces and the Goosebumps series by R.L Stine comes a chilling story about a twelve-year old girl who must face down the most notorious ghost in her haunted East coast town to stop a centuries-old curse that threatens to destroy everything.

Mallory hasn’t quite adapted to life in her new town of Eastport yet. Maybe it’s because everyone is obsessed with keeping the town’s reputation as the most cursed town in the US.

And thanks to the nightmares she’s had since arriving, Mallory hardly sleeps. Combined with the unsettling sensation of being watched, she’s quickly becoming convinced there’s more to her town. Something darker.

When Mallory has a terrifying encounter with the same old woman from her dreams, she knows she has to do something—but what? With Eastport gearing up to celebrate the anniversary of their first recorded legend Mallory is forced to investigate the one legend she’s always secretly been afraid of . . . Sweet Molly.

Pick up The Girl in White if you are looking for:

A book for middle school students, 5th grade to 9th grade
A story with a strong female protagonist that explores bravery, friendship, and family
Mystery books for kids 9-12
Chilling ghost stories and ghost books for kids (perfect for Halloween!)
Historical mysteries for kids
Spooky middle grade for fans of stories about Salem or Spooky Hollow
Lindsay Currie lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and three kids. She loves coffee, Halloween, Disney World and things that go bump in the night! She is the author of Scritch Scratch, What Lives in the Woods, and The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street. Her newest spooky middle-grade novel, The Girl in White, is available September 2022. Visit her online at www.lindsaycurrie.com.


October 28, 2022
5:30 pm