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READER MEET WRITER: SIMON STEPHENSON

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Join us for an online event with Simon Stephenson Tuesday, September 15 at 2:00 PM CDT as he discusses his new book, SET MY HEART TO FIVE.

About this Event

*If you elect to attend the event, you will receive a link and password the day of the event.*

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You can purchase SET MY HEART TO FIVE below, call us at (901) 922-5526, or stop by for your copy!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

*SET TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY EDGAR WRIGHT (SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD)*

For fans of Fredrik Backman and Gail Honeyman, a delightfully entertaining, deceptively poignant debut novel about a humanlike bot named Jared, whose emotional awakening leads him on an unforgettable quest for connection, belonging and possibly even true love

Jared works as a dentist in small-town Michigan. His life is totally normal, except for one thing. He is a bot engineered with human DNA to look and act like a real person.

One day at a screening of a classic movie, Jared feels a strange sensation around his eyes. Everyone knows that bots can't feel emotions, but as the theater lights come on, Jared is almost certain he's crying. Confused, he decides to watch more old movies to figure out what's happening. The process leads to an emotional awakening that upends his existence. Jared, it turns out, can feel.

Overcome with a full range of emotions, and facing an imminent reset, Jared heads west, determined to forge real connections. He yearns to find his mother, the programmer who created him. He dreams of writing a screenplay that will change the world. Along the way, he might even fall in love. But a bot with feelings is a dangerous proposition, and Jared's new life could come to an end before it truly begins.

Delectably entertaining and deceptively moving, Set My Heart to Five is a profound exploration of what makes us human and a love letter to outsiders everywhere.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Simon Stephenson is a former Pixar screenwriter and an author based in Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:00pm
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$27.99
ISBN: 9781335551207
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hanover Square Press - September 1st, 2020