Austin Aslan, Lydia Millet and Marge Pellegrino. Austin Aslan will read from The Islands at the End of the World (Wendy Lamb Books, $17.99). Hope for a promising epilepsy treatment brought Leilani, 16, and Mike, her ecologist father, to Honolulu; when a global catastrophe plunges the world's most isolated metropolitan area into chaos, they're desperate to return to family on the Big Island of Hawaii, but it won't be easy. Lydia Millet will read from Pills and Starships (Black Sheep, $11.95). In this richly imagined future, seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother Sam have come to Hawaii for the parents’ Final Week. Global warming has devastated the planet, and the disintegrating society that remains is run by "corporates." In the face of a looming hurricane, Nat struggles to protect herself and the people she loves. Marge Pellegrino will read from Journey of Dreams (Frances Lincoln, $8.95). This is the story of how one family survives the Guatemalan army's "scorched earth" campaign in the 1980’s and how, in the midst of tragedy, suspicion and fear, their resilient love and loyalty -- and Papa's storytelling -- keeps them going. On their harrowing journey as refugees to the United States, the dramatic ebb and flow of events are mirrored in the tapestries of one daughter's dreams.
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