Recently-minted police detective Henry Palace is called to the scene to declare a death a suicide by hanging... but something seems off to Hank and he's thinking he may be looking at a murder. But who would want to murder a mild-mannered actuary? As he starts investigating, Hank becomes more and more frustrated: not only can he not convince anyone that it's not a suicide, he can't get anyone to care. That's because there's an asteroid headed towards earth, dooming all life on the planet when it hits in 6 months' time. This darkly funny novel raises some surprisingly serious questions about the value of human life and what it means to be part of a community.
Sara Pennypacker and Marla Frazee present and sign Clementine and The Family Meeting
01/07/2012 11:00 am
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Try as she might to find out what's on the agenda, her parents won't reveal anything before the meeting. As far as Clementine is concerned, the agenda should be something like: "We're getting a gorilla." But no, it's: "We're talking about a new baby," says her father. "A brother or sister for you two. What do you think about that?" NO THANKS! is what Clementine thinks. After all, four is the perfect number for a family. There are four sides to a table, not five. Will Clementine learn to make room for one more?