Woozles is pleased to be part of the official book launch for Sue MacLeod’s new young adult novel, Namesake.
When? Wednesday July 3rd from 7pm to 845pm
Where? Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library
Please come out to hear Sue read from her book, and to have her autograph your copy!
Namesake is the story of fifteen year old Jane Grey. She is assigned a research paper on a figure from the Tudor era, and of course she had to pick her namesake—Lady Jane Grey, the fifteen-year-old girl whose parents schemed to place her on the throne of England, then abandoned her to face the executioner. The project is engrossing from the start, but when Jane opens a mysterious prayer book and finds herself in the Tower of London in 1553, she ends up literally drawn into her namesake’s story. Soon, Jane is slipping into the past whenever the present becomes too unbearable, avoiding her mother’s demands, her best friend’s fickleness, her crush’s indifference. In the Tower she plays chess with the imprisoned Lady Jane, awed by her new friend’s strength and courage. And it is in the Tower, keeping vigil as the day of the execution draws near, that Jane learns that she, too, must have the courage to fight for her own happiness.
$14.95 in paperback
Here are links to recent reviews of Namesake: