Nicole Melleby, Hurricane Season

Join BookTowne in welcoming Nicole Melleby on Independent Bookstore Day with her debut middle grade novel Hurricane Season

Date: Saturday April 27th

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: BookTowne

RSVP: HERE

About the Book: 

This debut novel—about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about growing up and coming out—will make its way straight into your heart.

Fig, a sixth grader, wants more than anything to see the world as her father does. The once-renowned pianist, who hasn’t composed a song in years and has unpredictable good and bad days, is something of a mystery to Fig. Though she’s a science and math nerd, she tries taking an art class just to be closer to him, to experience life the way an artist does. But then Fig’s dad shows up at school, disoriented and desperately searching for Fig. Not only has the class not brought Fig closer to understanding him, it has brought social services to their door.
 
Diving into books about Van Gogh to understand the madness of artists, calling on her best friend for advice, and turning to a new neighbor for support, Fig continues to try everything she can think of to understand her father, to save him from himself, and to find space in her life to discover who she is even as the walls are falling down around her.
 
Nicole Melleby’s Hurricane Season is a stunning novel about a girl struggling to be a kid as pressing adult concerns weigh on her. It’s also about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about coming of age and coming out. And more than anything else, it is a story of the healing power of love—and the limits of that power.

About the Author:  

Nicole Melleby is a born-and-bred Jersey girl with a passion for storytelling. She studied creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University and currently teaches creative writing and literature courses with a handful of local universities. When she’s not writing, she can be found browsing the shelves at her local comic shop or watching soap operas with a cup of tea.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
BookTowne
171 Main St
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Hurricane Season Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616209063
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - May 7th, 2019