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Author event! Chris Cander with Allie Rowbottom

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In person author event with Chris Cander and Allie Rowbottom at Zibby’s Bookshop, 1113 Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA, 90403!

We’re hosting Chris Cander as she celebrates the launch of THE YOUNG OF OTHER ANIMALS! Chris will be joined in conversation by Allie Rowbotton, author of AESTHETICA.

About the book:

Mayree and Paula are a mother and daughter drifting apart, separated by grief and more, after the death of Mayree’s husband.

Mayree faces a future with no income, career, or social life. Even ties with her best friend have been severed. Paula, feeling abandoned by the father she loved, is left with only a bitter mother. When Paula reveals that she narrowly escaped a violent assault, Mayree’s initial reaction is dismissal and disbelief. But as details unfold, it’s clear that it was real and not just one random night gone horribly wrong―someone is out to destroy their lives.

With each new threat from Paula’s assailant, harrowing family secrets reemerge that force the mother and daughter to confront the shared traumas of their pasts. Drawing on courage and hope, they must save the relationship they never realized they’d lost.

About the authors:

Chris Cander is the USA Today bestselling author of A GRACIOUS NEIGHBOR, THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO, which was named an Indie Next Great Read in both hardcover and paperback and which the New York Times called, “immense, intense and imaginative,” WHISPER HOLLOW, also named an Indie Next Great Read, and 11 STORIES, named by Kirkus as one of the best books of 2013 and winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards for fiction. She also wrote the children’s picture book THE WORD BURGLAR, and the Audible Originals “Eddies” and “Grieving Conversations.” Cander’s fiction has been published in twelve languages. She lives in her native Houston with her husband and two children. A big fan of meeting her readers, Cander has participated in hundreds of book club meetings and is looking forward to discussing THE YOUNG OF OTHER ANIMALS with plenty more. For more information, visit

Allie Rowbottom is the author of the novel AESTHETICA, named a best book of 2022 by Glamour Magazine, NPR and Vanity Fair. Allie’s memoir, JELL-O GIRLS, was a 2018 New York Times Editors’ Choice selection. Her essays and short fiction can be found in Vanity Fair, Elle, The London Times, The New York Times, Flaunt, Dazed, New York Tyrant, The Drunken Canal, Forever Magazine and elsewhere. Follow her @allierowbottom.


February 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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1113 Montana Ave
1113 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States

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