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Saturday October 04, 2014
Start: 10/04/2014 5:30 pm

The Morris Book Shop is thrilled to host Gwenda Bond as she releases her new book, Girl on a Wire.

Join us as we celebrate Gwenda's success with hors d'oeuvres, drinks and surprise appearances. 


About Girl on a Wire:
A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!

Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to follow in her father’s footsteps as a high-wire walker. When her family is offered a prestigious role in the new Cirque American, it seems that Jules and the Amazing Maronis will finally get the spotlight they deserve. But the presence of the Flying Garcias may derail her plans. For decades, the two rival families have avoided each other as sworn enemies.

Jules ignores the drama and focuses on the wire, skyrocketing to fame as the girl in a red tutu who dances across the wire at death-defying heights. But when she discovers a peacock feather—an infamous object of bad luck—planted on her costume, Jules nearly loses her footing. She has no choice but to seek help from the unlikeliest of people: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia clan matriarch, and the best trapeze artist in the Cirque.

As more mysterious talismans believed to possess unlucky magic appear, Jules and Remy unite to find the culprit. And if they don’t figure out what’s going on soon, Jules may be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall.

About Gwenda Bond:
wenda Bond is the author of Girl on a Wire, whose daredevil young heroine discovers danger and passion lurking beneath the big top. Next up is Lois Lane: Fallout, arriving in May 2015. Her previous books include the young adult novels The Woken Gods and Blackwood, and her writing has also appeared in Publishers Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She has an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and their menagerie. Visit her online at www.gwendabond.com or @gwenda on Twitter.

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