Cynthia Leitich Smith
Check out this author video on Son by Lois Lowry (Houghton Mifflin, 2012). From the promotional copy:
Told in three separate story lines, Lois Lowry's Son combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver Quartet—The Giver (1994 Newbery Medal winner), Gathering Blue, and Messenger—into a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom.
Thrust again into the dark, claustrophobic world of The Giver, readers will meet an intriguing new heroine, fourteen-year-old Claire. Jonas from The Giver is here too, and Kira, the heroine of Gathering Blue. In a final clash between good and evil, a new hero emerges.
Attention Central Texans! Lois will speak about Son and sign at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at BookPeople in Austin. Peek: "Tickets are required for the signing portion of this event and are available only with the purchase of a copy of Son from BookPeople. Books and tickets are now available. You can purchase a book and receive a ticket in-store or online." See more information.