Tuesday, September 7 at 7:00PM pt
by EMILY BARTH ISLER
in conversation with PAIGE DAVIS
Showing a keen understanding of loss, Isler's compassionate debut is written with stark honesty, showcasing various responses to tragedy, including Lucy's parents' inability to talk about the past, the students' collective need to share their stories, and encouragement of therapy.
"This book is a gift to the culture." ―Amy Schumer, writer, actor, and activist
After her brother's death from a congenital heart defect, twelve-year-old Lucy is not prepared to be the new kid at school―especially in a grade full of survivors of a shooting that happened four years ago. Without the shared past that both unites and divides her classmates, Lucy feels isolated and unable to share her family's own loss, which is profoundly different from the trauma of her peers.
Lucy clings to her love of math, which provides the absolute answers she craves. But through budding friendships and an after-school mime class, Lucy discovers that while grief can take many shapes and sadness may feel infinite, love is just as powerful.
EMILY BARTH ISLER
Emily Barth Isler lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and their two kids. A former child actress, she performed all over the world in theatre, film, and TV. In addition to books, Emily writes about sustainable, eco-friendly beauty and skincare, and has also written web sitcoms, parenting columns, and personal essays. She has a B.A. in Film Studies from Wesleyan University, and really, really loves television.
Find her at www.emilybarthisler.com
in conversation with
Paige Davis is best known as the effervescent host of the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated design-reality show, Trading Spaces. Paige kept up her hosting duties co-hosting Home and Family for the Hallmark Channel and was the host of Own's Home Made Simple, for which she was nominated for a 2013 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program.