Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
Blue Willow Bookshop presents Maile Meloy Tuesday, October 8, 5:00 p.m. Maile Meloy will discuss and sign her new novel, THE APPRENTICES.It’s 1954, and Janie Scott is in boarding school in New Hampshire, trying to make a new life. Two years have passed since she last saw the mysterious apothecary—or his defiant son, Benjamin. All she knows is that her friends are out there somewhere, trying to keep the world safe in an age of mounting atomic power.On the other side of the world, Benjamin is treating the sick and wounded in a jungle war, and experimenting with a magical new formula that will let him communicate with Janie across the globe. But Janie has her own experiment underway, and it’s attracting interest from sinister forces. Benjamin calls on their friend Pip for help, and they have to race to find one another, and to unravel the mystery of their powerful new enemies.
With captivating illustrations by Ian Schoenherr, THE APPRENTICES is a brilliant continuation of THE APOTHECARY, following “the same fun, fast-moving formula as the first book, with charming characters and exciting intrigue mixed with a handful of magic” (Publishers Weekly starred review).MAILE MELOY is the award-winning author of THE APOTHECARY, her first novel for young readers, as well as the short story collections BOTH WAYS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT IT and HALF IN LOVE, and the novels LIARS AND SAINTS and A FAMILY DAUGHTER.You can visit her online at www.mailemeloy.com.