Author Event -- Next Year for Sure with Zoey Leigh Peterson

The Avid Reader is happy to welcome debut author Zoey Leigh Peterson for a reading, discussion, and signing of the exciting new novel, "Next Year for Sure" on Monday, March 20th starting at 7:30 p.m.

Kirkus reviews calls it, “Psychologically perceptive . . . A crisp, exciting exploration of love, friendship, and everything in between. Peterson's one to watch.” 

"Next Year for Sure" follows the tumultuous, revelatory, and often funny year in which Kathryn and Chris reconsider everything they thought they knew about love. A luminous portrait of relationships narrated in alternate perspectives, Peterson writes with a subtle, nuanced touch that deftly probes big themes like personal transformation and the loneliness of adulthood. Imbued with deep humanity,"Next Year for Sure" is a poignant distress signal against normativity.

After spending nine years together, Kathryn and Chris are a picture-perfect couple. But as happy as they are together, unspoken longings persist in the unlit corners of their relationship – corners that come to light when Chris confesses his lingering attraction to a vivacious young woman named Emily. Confident that her bond with Chris is strong enough to endure whatever may come, Kathryn encourages him to date this other woman. When Chris’s romance with Emily grows beyond what anyone ever anticipated, both he and Kathryn are drawn into Emily’s communal home where Kathryn explores new romantic possibilities of her own.

Zoey Leigh Peterson was born in England, grew up all over the United States, and now lives in Canada. Her fiction has appeared in The WalrusGrainPRISM international, and has been anthologized in The Journey Prize Stories and Best Canadian Stories. She is the recipient of the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction (The Malahat Review) and the Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award (The New Quarterly). Next Year For Sure is her first novel.

Event date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
Next Year, for Sure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501145858
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - March 7th, 2017