Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Anderson’s Bookshop Presents – Susan Lee In-Person

September 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person signing with bestselling author Susan Lee to celebrate the release of her new book Seoulmates on Friday, September 23 at 7pm CT. Susan will be in conversation with authors Gloria Chao and Rachel Lynn Solomon. After their talk, there will be a signing line with the opportunity to take a photo with the authors.

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 SEOULMATES:

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.

Susan Lee has had a lifetime of careers from bartender to network engineer, to HR Executive at some of today’s most successful companies. But one thing has always been clear throughout, she was born to be a storyteller. And she has channeled her myriad of experiences into her writing of light-hearted, quirky novels about the oftentimes hilarious human condition. And love. Always write about love. She currently lives in Southern California (fighting her inner New Yorker from breaking free too often) with a pack of three feisty chihuahuas and a too-hearty obsession with K-pop and K-dramas.

Gloria Chao (moderator) is the critically acclaimed author of AMERICAN PANDA, OUR WAYWARD FATE, RENT A BOYFRIEND, and WHEN YOU WISH UPON A LANTERN. After a brief detour as a dentist, she is now grateful to spend her days in fictional characters’ heads instead of real people’s mouths. When she’s not writing, you can find her on the curling ice, where she and her husband are world-ranked in mixed doubles. Visit her tea-and-book-filled world at GloriaChao.Wordpress.com, and find her on Twitter and Instagram @GloriacChao.

Rachel Lynn Solomon (moderator) is the New York Times bestselling author of Today Tonight Tomorrow, See You Yesterday, The Ex Talk, and more. Her romantic comedies for teens and adults have received multiple starred reviews and been translated into 15 languages. In high school, Rachel sang and played keyboard in an all-girl band, and she was once part of a group of people who broke a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in journalism, she worked for Northwest media outlets such as The Seattle Times and KUOW Public Radio. Originally from Seattle, she’s currently navigating expat life with her husband in Amsterdam.


September 23, 2022
7:00 pm