Stephanie Perkins, the local author behind the nationally beloved YA books Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, returns with her third novel, Isla and the Happily Every After. Like Anna and Lola, Isla centers around a contemporary teen girl — a hopeless romantic with a crush on Josh, an artist she met while at the School of America in Paris. As seniors, Isla and Josh deal with the uncertainty of what their post-high school lives will hold. Isla includes cameos from the main characters of Perkins’ previous novels. Fans are invited to a reading, launch party and a celebration of Isla‘s official “birthday” at Malaprop’s on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. malaprops.com. Author photo by Rachel Scroggins
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