Maggie Stiefvater at the Detroit Public Library on Tues., Oct 17th

BIG NEWS! Award-winning author Maggie Stiefvater will be at the Detroit Public Library (Main Library – 5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit MI, 48202) on Tuesday, October 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Stiefvater will be discussing and signing her books, including her latest, “All the Crooked Saints.” This event is free and open to the public. Book Beat will be supplying books for purchase. If you have any questions, please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190. Thank you for spreading the news!

 

From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family.

Here is a thing everyone wants:
A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with All the Crooked Saints, she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption.

“Dense, tricky, and thought-provoking.” – Publishers Weekly

“True history blends with traditional and fanciful folklore as fallen saints find salvation in the lyrical power of family, community, and rock-‘n’-roll.” – Kirkus

“Stiefvater employs lovely prose that is both evocative and philosophical, with wonderful moments of humor” – Horn Book

“With rhetorical finesse that continually surprises and delights, literalized metaphors that aptly reveal distinct yet common human foibles, and teasingly insightful bits of philosophy salted throughout, this is perfect for readers who loved Law’s Savvy (BCCB 9/08) a few years ago and Acioli’s The Head of the Saint (BCCB 2/16) a few months ago, and will be moving into Alice Hoffman and Gabriel Garcia Márquez in the future.” – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

 

Maggie Stiefvater is a writer, artist, and musician and the New York Times bestselling author of Shiver, hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as “a lyrical tale,” and by BookPage as “beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages.” There are more than 1.7 million copies of the trilogy in print. Since publication, rights to more than thirty-six foreign editions of Shiver have been licensed. Linger, the second book in the Shiver trilogy, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Stiefvater lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children.

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