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Sat, Mar 30


Plenty Downtown Bookshop

AUTHOR EVENT: Paperback Release Party with Meg Shaffer

This book is loved by every one of our staff- best read of 2023, and we are unbelievably honored to host author Meg Shaffer and celebrate the paperback release with her!

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AUTHOR EVENT: Paperback Release Party with Meg Shaffer
AUTHOR EVENT: Paperback Release Party with Meg Shaffer

Time & Location

Mar 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Plenty Downtown Bookshop, 48 W Broad St, Cookeville, TN 38501, USA


About the event

This is a VERY EXCITING day for our bookshop! We have all loved this book since its debut on our shelves over the summer of 2023. And the author, Meg Shaffer, was so kind to offer to come here to our little shop to celebrate the paperback release of this novel! 

The Wishing Game is what I'm talking about. 

And Meg will have another novel coming out in July, called The Lost Story- we could not be more excited! Get ready to hear us jabber on and on about it!  Please join us in celebrating this lovely debut author at our paperback release party event.  ABOUT THE BOOK: Years ago, a reclusive mega-bestselling children’s author quit writing under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly he resurfaces with a brand-new book and a one-of-a-kind competition, offering a prize that will change the winner’s life in this absorbing and whimsical novel. “Clever and hopeful . . . a love letter to reading and the power that childhood stories have over us long after we've grown up.”—V. E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Make a wish. Lucy Hart knows better than anyone what it’s like to grow up without parents who loved her. In a childhood marked by neglect and loneliness, Lucy found her solace in books, namely the Clock Island series by Jack Masterson. Now a twenty-six-year-old teacher’s aide, she is able to share her love of reading with bright, young students, especially seven-year-old Christopher Lamb, who was left orphaned after the tragic death of his parents. Lucy would give anything to adopt Christopher, but even the idea of becoming a family seems like an impossible dream without proper funds and stability.  Just when Lucy is about to give up, Jack Masterson announces he’s finally written a new book. Even better, he’s holding a contest at his home on the real Clock Island, and Lucy is one of the four lucky contestants chosen to compete to win the one and only copy.  For Lucy, the chance of winning the most sought-after book in the world means everything to her and Christopher. But first she must contend with ruthless book collectors, wily opponents, and the distractingly handsome (and grumpy) Hugo Reese, the illustrator of the Clock Island books. Meanwhile, Jack “the Mastermind” Masterson is plotting the ultimate twist ending that could change all their lives forever. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Meg Shaffer is part-time creative writer instructor and the author of The Wishing Game. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and their two cats. The cats are not writers.

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