Come see Roshani Chokshi and Sanjena Sathian explore every dark corner of Roshani's heart (AKA talk about The Last Tale of the Flower Bride)
WE HAVE THE BEST NEWS: One of our favorite people ever in existence, Roshani Chokshi, is coming back to share with us her new adult book that we have just been absolutely drooling over, The Last Tale of the Flower Bride!! AND she's bringing special guest and fellow amazing author, Sanjena Sathian with her! This dark and twisted brain child of a book is an absolute celebration of beauty and horror and love and we are SO EXCITED to share it with you, so if you love talking about foreboding fairytales and the monstrousness of girlhood then come hang out with us for what's sure to be a very special night!!
Admission: $0 that's right, this event is free to attend! However, you still must reserve a ticket for every person in your group!
Pre-order The Last Tale of the Flower Bride + Art Print: $30. You must purchase a book from Little Shop in order to enter the signing line!
Dekalb County Library Decatur Branch - Auditorium
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
To get to the auditorium, enter through the double doors at the lower level of the parking deck :)
About the Book:
Once upon a time, a man who believed in fairy tales married a beautiful, mysterious woman named Indigo Maxwell-Casteñada. He was a scholar of myths. She was heiress to a fortune. They exchanged gifts and stories and believed they would live happily ever after—and in exchange for her love, Indigo extracted a promise: that her bridegroom would never pry into her past.
But when Indigo learns that her estranged aunt is dying and the couple is forced to return to her childhood home, the House of Dreams, the bridegroom will soon find himself unable to resist. For within the crumbling manor’s extravagant rooms and musty halls, there lurks the shadow of another girl: Azure, Indigo’s dearest childhood friend who suddenly disappeared. As the house slowly reveals his wife’s secrets, the bridegroom will be forced to choose between reality and fantasy, even if doing so threatens to destroy their marriage . . . or their lives.
Combining the lush, haunting atmosphere of Mexican Gothic with the dreamy enchantment of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, The Last Tale of the Flower Bride is a spellbinding and darkly romantic page-turner about love and lies, secrets and betrayal, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive.
About the Author and Moderator:
Roshani Chokshi is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling series The Star-Touched Queen, The Gilded Wolves and Aru Shah and The End of Time, which Time Magazine named one of the Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time. Her novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages and often draw upon world mythology and folklore. Chokshi is a member of the National Leadership Board for the Michael C. Carlos Museum and lives in Georgia with her husband and their cat whose diabolical plans must regularly be thwarted.
Sanjena Sathian is the author of Gold Diggers, which was named a Top 10 Best Book of 2021 by The Washington Post, a Best Book of 2021 by NPR, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. It was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and has been nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award. She is working on the TV adaptation with Mindy Kaling’s production company, Kaling International. Her short fiction appears or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, Boulevard, The Southern Humanities Review, Salt Hill Journal, and more, and was anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2022. She’s also written nonfiction for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Drift, Lithub, and more.
She’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Beginning this fall, she will be a Fiction Fellow at Emory University.
"Chokshi's tale is as sweet as a piece of fairy fruit, and just as wicked. Every bite is velvet, every swallow is gold, and the taste lingers like a fever dream." — V. E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue