Join us for a special event celebrating the release of author Lana Wood Johnson's debut novel Technically, You Started It. Lana will be joined by Adib Khorram, author of Darius the Great is Not Okay. Lana and Adib will discuss writing and their books, and will be available after the conversation to sign copies of their books.
Do you want a signed book but can't make the event? Order your book online and indicate to whom you would like it inscribed in the customer notes, or call the bookstore at 612-920-5005. Pick up in store or have it shipped to your door! Preorder Technically, You Started It HERE or order Darius the Great is Not Okay HERE.
A hilarious, snarky, and utterly addicting #ownvoices debut that explores friendship, sexual orientation, mental health, and falling in love (even if things might be falling apart around you).
When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks she's talking to the one she doesn't hate.
A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual obsessions, and Martin feels like Haley is the first person to really see who he is. Haley and Martin might be too awkward to hang out in real life, but over text, they're becoming addicted to each other.
There's just one problem: Haley doesn't know who Martin is. And Martin doesn't know that Haley doesn't know. But they better figure it out fast before their meet-cute becomes an epic meet-disaster . . .
“A beautiful, thoughtful book that is all the more impressive for being a debut! Darius is visiting Iran with his family and meeting his grandparents in person for the first time. He struggles with fitting into an unfamiliar culture and feeling like a disappointment to his father, but a new friendship helps him learn some truths about himself and see the world in a new way. An achingly relatable story in a wry, honest voice. Stunning.”
— Cecilia Cackley, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC