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An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson, Book Talk & Signing

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Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax

2526 East Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO 80206

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Please join Tattered Cover for a special evening with bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson. She will discuss and sign her new novel Red at the Bone: A Novel ($26.00 Riverhead Books).

An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.

Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson's extraordinary new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child.

As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place.

Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives--even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.

A limited number of tickets are available now through Eventbrite.


**Important Event and Ticket Information**

-- Tickets are $26.00 (plus tax and convenience fee), include a copy of Red at the Bone: A Novel and a place in the signing line.

-- Presentation begins at 7:00 pm, signing to follow.

-- Check in begins at 5:00 pm.

-- Ticket guarantees you a spot in the signing line, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

-- The end time of this event is an estimate.

-- Event tickets are available online ONLY, through Eventbrite. Tickets will not be sold in-store.

-- Ticketed customers will be called up to the signing line after the presentation, sequentially by row. i.e. The closer to the front you sit, the earlier you will be in the signing line.

--If you are unable to attend the event, your book will be held for one month after the date of the event. There is no guarantee the book will be signed if you are unable to attend.


** DISCLAIMER: Event details, signing rules and restrictions are subject to changes beyond our control, and often change up to, and during the event. Thank you for your understanding.

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