Penguin Worlds Book Club: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

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A virtual book club event to discuss #1 New York Times bestselling author Hank Green's debut novel AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING

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**This is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom - you will need a computer or other device that is capable of connecting to the Zoom platform and has sufficient internet access. If you have not used Zoom before you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.**

DIGITAL DOORS: 7:40pm ET (get in early to avoid a delayed start time!)

EVENT START: 8:00pm ET (or shortly after, once all are checked in)

Penguin Worlds is thrilled to announce the next virtual book club pick: AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING by #1 New York Times bestselling author Hank Green.

In anticipation of his upcoming follow-up novel A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor, on-sale July 7th, Hank will be discussing his debut with fellow New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente!

We're excited to be partnering with one of Hank's favorite independent bookstores Village Books in Bellingham, WA for this event. To order a copy of AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING in advance of the book club discussion click here.


The Carls just appeared.

Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.


Hank Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. He’s also the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him “one of America’s most popular science teachers.” Complexly’s videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Hank and his brother, John, are also raising money to dramatically and systematically improve maternal health care in Sierra Leone, where, if trends continue, one in seventeen women will die in childbirth. You can join them at More at


Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making (and the four books that followed it). She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times’ Critics Choice and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human. More at

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