Book Launch! Jo Knowles: Where the Heart Is

Book cover for Where the Heart Is next to a photograph of author Jo Knowles

Award-winning local author Jo Knowles is publishing her 8th novel, Where the Heart Is, and we're throwing a party to celebrate! Come hear about her latest middle grade novel, and help us celebrate this brand new gem of a book.

Praise for Where the Heart Is:
"An immensely appealing, hard-to-put-down story about friendship and love, heartache and bravery - and, above all, family." - Rebecca Stead, author of Newberry Medal winner When You Reach Me

"This book is a gift to every kid who feels stuck between who they were and who they might want to become." - William Alexander, National Book Award-winning author of A Properly Unhaunted Place

"Jo Knowles's luminous Where the Heart Is shows how life for a thirteen-year-old can be confusing, heartbreaking, and joyous all at the same time." - Alan Gratz, best-selling author of Refugee

About the Book: It's the first day of summer and Rachel's thirteenth birthday. She can't wait to head to the lake with her best friend, Micah. But as summer unfolds, every day seems to get more complicated. Her "fun" new job taking care of the neighbors' farm animals quickly becomes a challenge, whether she's being pecked by chickens or having to dodge a charging pig at feeding time. At home, her parents are more worried about money than usual, and their arguments over bills intensify. Fortunately, Rachel can count on Micah to help her cope with all the stress. But Micah seems to want their relationship to go beyond friendship, and though Rachel almost wishes for that, too, she can't force herself to feel "that way" about him. In fact, she isn't sure she can feel that way about any boy. With all the heart of her award-winning novel See You At Harry's, Jo Knowles brings us the story of a girl who must discover where her heart is and what that means for her future.

About the Author: Jo Knowles is the award-winning author of the young adult novels Lessons from a Dead Girl, Jumping Off Swings, and Read Between the Lines, among others. She has also written two middle grade novels: Still a Work In Progess and See You At Harry's. She lives in Hartland, Vermont.

Where the Heart Is is coming from Candlewick Press on April 2nd. Preorder your copy today through our website. Special bonus: Jo will sign (and personalize) all preorders done through The Yankee Bookshop!

Preorders can happen by clicking the "add to cart" button below!

This event is free and open to all.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
12 Central St.
Woodstock, VT 05091
Where the Heart Is Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536200034
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Candlewick - April 2nd, 2019

Still a Work in Progress Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536207378
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 15th, 2019

Still a Work in Progress Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763672171
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - August 2nd, 2016

Read Between the Lines Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763691028
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2016

See You at Harry's Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763664558
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - August 6th, 2013

Jumping Off Swings Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763652968
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - October 25th, 2011

Lessons from a Dead Girl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763644857
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - August 11th, 2009