The Hudson Valley YA Society

  Founded in 2010 by Jennifer Laughran & Suzanna Hermans, The Hudson Valley YA Society is a monthly author event series at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, NY. The HVYAS brings the best and brightest YA authors to the Hudson Valley in a memorable and fun, party-like, "literary salon" atmosphere, with refreshments, conversation, and giveaways for attendees.
 
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Upcoming Events

Brendan Kiely & Marisha Pessl

Sunday, June 10, 4pm
Oblong Rhinebeck

Join us for a YA Society double header featuring two bestselling authors!

Brendan Kiely & Marisha Pessl

BRENDAN KIELY is the New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds), The Last True Love Story, and The Gospel of Winter. His work has been published in ten languages, received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, was twice awarded Best Fiction for Young Adults (2015, 2017) by the American Library Association, and was a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014. His stunning new novel - TRADITION - explores the insidious nature of tradition at a prestigious boarding school.Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy, an elite prep school where history looms in the leafy branches over its brick walkways. But some traditions upheld in its hallowed halls are profoundly dangerous. Image c. Joseph Cohen.

MARISHA PESSL is the author of Night Film and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, her bestselling debut, which was awarded the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize and selected as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review. Her first YA novel is a psychological suspense thriller - NEVERWORLD WAKE. Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her five best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim--their creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriend--changed everything. One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft--the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world--hoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim's death.

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HVYAS Book of the Month

 

Anger Is A Gift by MArk OshiroANGER IS A GIFT
by Mark Oshiro

Moss and his fellow classmates are treated like prisoners in their own school in Mark Oshiro's ANGER IS A GIFT. When the students organize against the new restrictions, the police strike back harder, forcing the students to choose between fight over flight—and love over hate. Oshiro joins the powerhouse ranks of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas in this much needed and beautifully crafted examination of police brutality in the lives of high school students. You will fall in love, you will grieve, and you will learn: yes, anger is a gift.

— Nicole

Previous Guests

Dahlia Adler  Renee Ahdieh Samira Ahmed Becky Albertalli ● Tara Altebrando ● Laurie Halse Anderson ● Jesse Andrews ● E. Archer ● Marianna Baer ● Anna Banks ● Leigh Bardugo ● Nora Raleigh Baskin ● Holly Black ● Yelena Black ● Robin Benway ● Judy Blundell ● Gwenda Bond ● Jennifer Bosworth ● Ann Brashares ●  Libba Bray ● Meagan Brothers ● Michael Buckley ● Sarah Rees Brennan ● Jen Calonita ● Kristin Cashore ● Cecil Castellucci ● Jennifer Castle ● Sheela Chari ● Lucy Christopher ● Cassandra Clare ● Laurie Boyle Crompton Rachel Cohn ● Susane Colasanti ● Andrea Cremer ● Katie Cotugno ● Maria Dahvana Headley ● Gina Damico ● James Dashner ● Heather Demetrios ● Sarah Dessen ● Jaclyn Dolamore ● Jennifer Donnelly ● Sara Beth Durst ● Kate Ellison ● Sara Farizan ● Jean Feiwel ● Carrie Firestone ● Gayle Forman ● Mariah Fredericks ● Aimee Friedman ● Margaux Froley ● Kami Garcia ● Isabelle Gillies Anna Godbersen ● Maya Gold ● Carol Goodman ● Shawn Goodman ● Adele Griffin ● Jenny Han ● Heidi Heilig ● Deborah Heiligman ● Anne Heltzel ● Christine Heppermann Jeff Hirsch ● Ellen Hopkins ● Katherine Howe ● Anna Jarzab ● Kelly Jensen ●  Maureen Johnson ● Melissa Kantor ● Gregory Scott Katsoulis ● Stasia Ward Kehoe ● Kody Keplinger ● Kate Klimo ● Zoraida Córdova ● Dan Krokos ● Steohanie Kuehn ● Elizabeth LaBan ● Una LaMarche ● Justine Larbalestier ● Jillian Larkin ● Theo Lawrence ● Emmy Laybourne ● David Levithan ● Kelly Link ● Kim Liggett ● Sarah Darer Littman ● E. Lockhart ● Barry Lyga ● Jannifer Lynne ● Amanda Maciel ● Bennett Madison ● Jessica Martinez ● Morgan Matson ● Meghan McCafferty ● Lurlene McDaniel ● Cammie McGovern ● Amy McNamara ● Marissa Meyer ● Gretchen McNeil ● Megan Miranda ● Sarah Mlynowski ● Goldy Moldavsky ● Carley Moore ● Cristina Moracho ● Lauren Morrill ● Marieke Nijkamp ● Elizabeth Norris ● Phoebe North ● Michael Northrop ● Caragh O'Brien ● Daniel Jose Older ● Lauren Oliver ● Micol Ostow ● Danielle Paige ● Robin Palmer ● Rosanne Parry ● Joanna Philbin ● Tamora Pierce ● Rebecca Podos ● Sarah Porter ● Kim Purcell ● Lindsay Ribar  Peter Richmond Kat Rosenfield ● Jess Rothenberg ● Rainbow Rowell ● Marie Rutkoski Kimberly Sabatini ● Gavriel Savit ● Kate Scelsa ● Robyn Schneider ● Eliot Schrefer ● Gary D. Schmidt ● Tiffany Schmidt ● Victoria Schwab ● Hollis Seamon ● Ilyasah Shabazz ● Alyssa Sheinmel ● Sara Shepard ● Adam Silvera ● Alexandra Sirowy ● Andrew Smith ● Jennifer E. Smith ● Laura Stampler ● Natalie Standiford ● Maggie Stiefvater ● R.L. Stine Nova Ren Suma ● Lance Rubin ● Liz Szabla ● Robin Talley ● Sarvenaz Tash ● Laini Taylor ● Siobhan Vivian ● Len Vlahos ● Tommy Wallach ● Robin Wasserman ● Scott Westerfeld ● Alecia Whittaker ● Meg Wolitzer ● Michelle Zink ● Ibi Zoboi