The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Virtual Launch Event for City of the Uncommon Thief: A New Epic Fantasy by Lynne Bertrand




WHAT: Virtual Launch Livestream Event for City of the Uncommon Thief: A New Epic Fantasy by Signature Sounds staffer Lynne Bertrand
WHEN: Tuesday February 9 at 7PM
WHERE: Tune in Online at facebook.com/events/234807108098353

Please join Broadside Bookshop and Signature Sounds for a virtual book event with author and Sig Sounds staffer Lynne Bertrand to celebrate the release of her new novel, CITY OF THE UNCOMMON THIEF. Lynne will be joined by Andrew Karre, Executive Editor of Dutton Books. The event will take place LIVE on February 9 at 7PM.

This FREE EVENT will feature a book giveaway, a reading and an audience Q&A. **Registering enters you in the book giveaway.**

Preorder SIGNED copies of CITY OF THE UNCOMMON THIEF at Broadside Bookshop here: www.broadsidebooks.com

[Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers: https://www.facebook.com/DuttonPenguin
& Penguin Teen: https://www.facebook.com/penguinteen]

Praise for CITY OF THE UNCOMMON THIEF:
“A macabre marvel of a tale…an immersive reading experience that will linger.” - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
“Bertrand is wildly ambitious, and she’s masterful in her success...worth every word.” - BCCB, STARRED REVIEW
“Bertrand creates a grim and wondrously weird city…a strange, fascinating adventure in a singular world.” – Publishers Weekly

About the book:
"Guilders work. Foundlings scrub the bogs. Needles bind. Swords tear. And men leave. There is nothing uncommon in this city. I hope Errol Thebes is dead. We both know he is safer that way.”
In a walled city of a mile-high iron guild towers, many things are common knowledge: No book in any of the city’s libraries reveals its place on a calendar or a map. No living beasts can be found within the city’s walls. And no good comes to the guilder or foundling who trespasses too far from their labors. Even on the tower rooftops, where Errol Thebes and the rest of the city’s teenagers pass a few short years under an open sky, no one truly believes anything uncommon is possible within the city walls. But one guildmaster has broken tradition to protect her child, and now the whole city faces an uncommon threat: a pair of black iron spikes that has the power of both sword and needle on the rib cages of men has gone missing, but the mayhem they cause rises everywhere. If the spikes are not found, no wall will be high enough to protect the city—or the world beyond it.
And Errol Thebes? He’s not dead and he’s certainly not safe.

About the author:
Lynne Bertrand is the author of several books for very young readers. This is her first book for young adult readers. She works for the label and live-music presenter Signature Sounds in Northampton, Massachusetts. She also works in artist management. Please consider donating to Lynne's charity of choice, the national rescue organization Best Friends Animal Society, here: https://bestfriends.org/donate


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