Thirteen Reasons Why: An Evening with Author Jay Asher

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As part of our 100-year anniversary speaker series, the St. Clair County Library System is proud to present Thirteen Reasons Why: An Evening with Author Jay Asher.  This is a free, ticketed event which will occur on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the Blue Water Convention Center from 6 - 9:30 p.m.  Doors open at 6.  General admission.

At approximately 6:15, there will be a brief and informative presentation on local suicide prevention resources by Michael McCartan, Suicide Prevention Committee chair, and Amy Smith, St. Clair County Community Mental Health Assistant Division Director followed by Mr. Asher's presentation at 7 p.m.  After his presentation, Mr. Asher will engage in a question-and-answer period as well as signing books.  Books will be available on-site to purchase courtesy of the Fort Gratiot Barnes and Noble store. 

Free tickets for the Jay Asher event may be obtained by clicking here and printing them out.  Tickets will also be available at your nearest St. Clair County Library System branch.  

Jay Asher‘s debut YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, has appeared regularly on the New York Times bestsellers list for the past ten years. It has sold over 2.5 million copies in the US alone and was recently made into a very popular 13-part series on Netflix.  His second YA novel, The Future of Us, was coauthored with Printz-honor winner Carolyn Mackler. His novels have been translated into over 30 languages. His third novel, What Light, was released in October 2016.

Reviews for Thirteen Reasons Why:

"Eerie, beautiful, and devastating." - Chicago Tribune

"A stealthy hit with staying power...thriller-like pacing." - The New York Times

"13 Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished read." Amber Gibson, NPR's "All Things Considered"

"When a book actually affects the way you know it is powerful.  When a book changes the way you look at life, you know it is nothing short of spectacular.  Thirteen Reasons Why is that book.  I can't think of anyone who shouldn't read this book.  You will hurt, you will smile, and you will never be the same." - Diana, reader review. 


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