March 21 @ 7 PM
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL
Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event and signing line with author Mindy McGinnis, to celebrate the release of A Long Stretch of Bad Days, on Tuesday, March 21st at 7pm CT in our Naperville Store. Mindy will give a presentation, followed by an audience Q&A. After she will have a signing line where she will personalize and take photos with attendees if they wish!
This event will be held in our Naperville store location (123 West Jefferson Ave), and pre-registration is required as space is limited.
For this event, each ticket admits one adult and one child.
More about A Long Stretch of Bad Days
Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a thrilling and gripping YA mystery about two teen girls who start a podcast investigating an infamous series of events from their small town’s past, setting in motion an unraveling of secrets that someone will stop at nothing to keep buried.
Lydia Chass doesn’t mind living in a small town; she just doesn’t want to die in one. A lifetime of hard work has put her on track to attend a prestigious journalism program and leave Henley behind—until a school error leaves her a credit short of graduating. Undeterred, Lydia has a plan to earn that credit: transform her listener-friendly local history podcast into a hard-hitting, truth-telling exposé. She’ll investigate the Long Stretch of Bad Days—a week when Henley was hit by a tornado and a flash food as well as its first—and only—murder, which remains unsolved.
But Lydia needs help to bring grit to the show. Bristal Jamison has a bad reputation and a foul mouth, but she also needs a credit to graduate. The unexpected partnership brings together the Chass family—a pillar in the community—and the rough-and-tumble Jamisons, of whom Bristal hopes to be the first to graduate. Together, they dig into the town’s worst week, determined to solve the murder.
Their investigation unearths buried secrets: a hidden brothel, lost family treasure, and a teen girl that disappeared. But the past is never far, and some don’t want it to see the light. As threats escalate, the girls have to uncover the truth before the dark history of Henley catches up with them.
About the Author
Mindy McGinnis is the author of several young adult novels, including The Last Laugh, The Initial Insult, Heroine, The Female of the Species, and A Madness So Discreet, winner of an Edgar Award. She writes across multiple genres, including postapocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy. While her settings may change, you can always count on her books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us. Mindy lives in Ohio. You can visit her online at mindymcginnis.com.