An evening that should be excellent for younger (young adult) as well as older readers is in store, as Andrew McCarthy, known for an excellent memoir, The Longest Way Home, and for his work as an actor and director, visits with his much-anticipated first novel, Just Fly Away (Algonquin Young Readers). This is a story of family secrets, a fifteen-year-old girl discovering she has a heretofore unknown half-brother some years younger. Her own coming of age is taking place as she deals with what are revelations and realizations for her - this subtly and well-portrayed by Andrew McCarthy here. “This family drama is appealingly narrated in Lucy's wry, confessional voice, and a romance she stumbles into with her friend's stoner brother is sweetly fumbling and awkward … A poignant, character-driven coming-of-age novel.” – Kirkus Reviews.

Just Fly Away Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616206291
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451667509
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 4th, 2013

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122