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*CANCELED* YA @ Books Inc Presents MONICA HESSE with ANNE NESBET at Opera Plaza

Monica Hesse author photo and They Went Left cover image

*This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

YA @ Books Inc presents bestselling author Monica Hesse in celebration of her much-buzzed new novel, They Went Left. Monica will be in conversation with local writer & UC Berkeley Professor Anne Nesbet, author of The Orphan Band of Springdale.


A tour de force historical mystery from Monica Hesse, the bestselling and award-winning author of Girl in the Blue Coat.
Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal; her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else--her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja--they went left.
Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise: Abek to Zofia, A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. Now her journey to fulfill that vow takes her through Poland and Germany, and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past: Miriam, desperately searching for the twin she was separated from after they survived medical experimentation. Breine, a former heiress, who now longs only for a simple wedding with her new fiancé. And Josef, who guards his past behind a wall of secrets, and is beautiful and strange and magnetic all at once.

But the deeper Zofia digs, the more impossible her search seems. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing? In the rubble of a broken continent, Zofia must delve into a mystery whose answers could break her--or help her rebuild her world.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
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Books: 
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They Went Left Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316490573
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

The Orphan Band of Springdale Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763688042
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

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