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The HVYAS brings the best and brightest YA authors to the Hudson Valley in a memorable and fun party-like "literary salon" atmosphere, with refreshments, conversation, and giveaways for attendees.
In Isabel Gillies' new novel Starry Night, one night can change everything. On this particular night, Wren and her three best friends are attending a black-tie party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father. An enormous wind blasts through the city, making everyone feel that something unexpected and perhaps wonderful will happen. And for Wren, that something wonderful is Nolan. Isabel Gillies, a lifelong New Yorker and actress for many years, is the New York Times best selling author of Happens Every Day and A Year and Six Seconds. Her work has been published in Vogue, The New York Times, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan and Saveur. She lives in Manhattan. In Peter Richmond's Always a Catch, Oakhurst is more than an escape—it's a chance for Jack to do something new, to try out for the football team. Once Jack makes the team, he’s thrust into a foreign world—one of intense hazing, vitamin supplements, monkey hormones and steroids. Jack has to decide how far he's willing to go to fit in—and how much he's willing to compromise himself to be the man his team wants him to be. Peter Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of six books of non-fiction for adults and is the co-host of a public radio show about the New York Giants called “Tangled Up in Blue,” which airs on WHDD-FM. He has also taught high-school English and drama on and off for the last decade.
Christine Heppermann's collection of fifty poems - Poisoned Apples puts the ideals of fairy tales right beside the life of the modern teenage girl. With piercing truths reminiscent of Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins, this is a powerful and provocative book for every young woman. E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars, calls it "a bloody poetic attack on the beauty myth that's caustic, funny, and heartbreaking."Cruelties come not just from wicked stepmothers, but also from ourselves. There are expectations, pressures, judgment, and criticism. Self-doubt and self-confidence. But there are also friends, and sisters, and a whole hell of a lot of power there for the taking. Christine Heppermann is a writer, poet, and critic whose first book City Chickens (2012) is a nonfiction story about a shelter for abandoned and unwanted chickens in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In Laurie Boyle Crompton's new novel Adrenaline Crush, seventeen-year-old Dyna comes from a long line of risk-takers and is an avid thrill-seeker in her own right, until she takes a terrible fall and shatters her leg. Her life used to be about bike racing and rock climbing; now it’s about staying home, except for attending physical and group therapy sessions at the bizarre alternative healing center her mom has chosen. Laurie Boyle Crompton is the author of BLAZE (2013) and THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH (2014). She caught the writing bug back in high school while reading an essay she'd composed aloud to her class. Her classmates laughed in all the right places. It was like the opposite of that nightmare where everyone laughs while you stand there in your underwear. She was giddy with power.
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