Ann Brashares appears on the teen scene with her novel — The Here And Now (Delacorte Press / On sale April 8, 2014 / $18.99).
In honor of the book’s release on Tuesday, April 8, Brashares and friend Ana Gasteyer, of Saturday Night Live and Suburgatory fame, team up for a comedic video.
In The Here And Now, a romantic thriller, Brashares tells the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve.
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Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time in which the world has been left in ruins.
Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules, and she does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth and stop humanity’s destruction. But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.
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The Here And Now will release with a 150,000-copy first printing and a major marketing and publicity campaign.
Ann Brashares will embark on a 10-city national book tour at publication, meeting fans in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Delacorte Press is an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, an English-language children’s trade book publisher. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.