April 19 @ 3:00 (presentation at 3:30)
Balliett is a master at weaving a mystery. Her first book, Chasing Vermeer, won all kinds of awards and accolades including the Edgar Award, Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Chicago Tribune Prize for Young Adult Fiction and was a New York Times Notable pick. She's followed up with The Wright 3, The Calder Game & The Danger Box - all have been heartily cheered, applauded and awarded.
This is what the reviewers are saying about her newest title, Hold Fast:
“Wonderful…will pierce all readers.” — Booklist, starred review
“Enthralling and satisfying.” — Kirkus, starred review
Blue Balliet says "...This book has been years in the making, and is not only about the idea of home or lack of home. It is also, in many ways, my love poem to the written word and a celebration of the fact that our great public library system offers free power of many kinds to any and all. I do believe that a book can change a life, and that a single word, at the right moment, can prove to be as strong and valuable as a gemstone—if not more so."
Location: Street: 1378 Lincoln Ave City: San Jose, Province: California Postal Code: 95125-3010 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)