Holly Goldberg Sloan with Zoe Fishman - Pieces of Blue!

We may primarily be a children's bookstore, but we know you adults love great books too, which is why we're so excited to announce that we've got an amazing author event FOR GROWN-UPS coming up!!! Little Shop fave and author of Counting by 7s and To Night Owl From Dogfish, Holly Goldberg Sloan, is stopping by our Little Shop to celebrate the release of her new adult book, Pieces of Blue, along with fellow amazing author, Zoe Fishman, and we could not be more thrilled! See below for more deets on how you can meet this amazing author and get your hands on this masterful book!


Admission: $0 That's right, admission is free! However, you still need to "purchase" a ticket for every person who plans to attend! Please reserve your space here.

You must purchase a book in order to enter the signing line!


Little Shop of Stories - upstairs event space

About the Book:

When Paul Hill drowns in a surfing accident, his broken-hearted wife, Lindsey, and their three children are left in huge financial trouble. Once Paul’s life insurance finally comes through, Lindsey impulsively uses the money to buy a charmingly ramshackle motel in Hawai’i, hoping for a fresh start. Teenage Olivia quickly develops a crush on a handsome but monosyllabic skateboarder. Twelve-year-old Carlos reinvents himself as a popular kid named Carl. And Sena, the youngest, will do whatever it takes to protect her beloved motel chickens.

But while the kids adjust, Lindsey is flailing, trying to pretend she knows how to bring a motel—and herself—back to life. Then a handsome stranger rolls into the motel parking lot, and she’s surprised to feel a long-dormant part of herself stirring. She accepts his offer to help, unaware that he may have secrets of his own. And all the while, out in the Pacific, the trade winds are fiercely blowing.

Funny and tender, full of twists and turns and heart, Pieces of Blue is a portrait of an irresistible family learning to start over.

About the Author and Moderator:

Holly Goldberg Sloan is the author of seven books for young readers, which have been translated into twenty-seven languages. Her novel Counting By 7s was an E.B. White Honor book and has sold over a million copies. Also a noted feature film writer, Holly wrote the Disney blockbuster Angels in the Outfield, and she was the first woman to direct a live action film for Disney when she wrote and directed The Big Green. The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband in Santa Monica, California. Pieces of Blue is her debut novel for adults.

Zoe Fishman is the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year. She is the bestselling author of five previous novels and several awards including Booklist’s “Top 10 Books of the Year” and an IndieNext Pick. She’s been featured on “City Lights” with Lois Reitzes, and in Publisher’s Weekly and The Atlanta Jewish Times among others. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Modern Loss. Zoe was the Director of The Decatur Writers Studio and a visiting writer at SCAD Atlanta. She lives in Decatur with her two sons.

Event date: 
Friday, May 12, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Pieces of Blue: A Novel By Holly Goldberg Sloan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250847300
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - May 9th, 2023

A Best Book of Summer (The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post)

"Bursting with humor, chaos, and raw tenderness." —Oprah Daily

"Pieces of Blue is a brilliant and bighearted page-turner." —Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette