Megan Abbott | Book Signing

Join us Thursday, June 29th, 1-3pm for a FREE in-store meet and greet with author Megan Abbott celebrating her new book Beware the Woman.

Mark your calendars and purchase your copy today. No RSVP needed for meet and greets.


About the book -- 

Newly married and with a baby on the way, Jacy thought she had everything she could ask for and that nothing could go wrong. Jacy and her new husband Jed embark on their first road trip together to visit his father, Doctor Ash, in Michigan’s far-flung Upper Peninsula. The moment they arrive in the cozy cottage in the lush woods, Jacy feels bathed in love by the warm and hospitable Doctor Ash, if less so by his house manager, the enigmatic Mrs. Brandt.

But their Edenic first days take a turn when Jacy has a health scare. Swiftly, vacation activities are scrapped, and all eyes are on Jacy’s condition. At the same time, whispers about Jed’s long-dead mother and complicated family history seem eerily to be impeding upon the present. As the days pass, Jacy begins to feel trapped in the cottage, her every move surveilled, her body under the looking glass. But are her fears founded or is it paranoia, or cabin fever, or—as is suggested to her—a stubborn refusal to take necessary precautions? The dense woods surrounding the cottage are full of dangers, but are the greater ones inside?

About the Author -- 

Megan Abbott is the bestselling award-winning author of eleven novels, including  Give Me Your Hand, You Will Know Me, The Fever, Dare Me, and The End of Everything. She received her PhD in literature from New York University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Guardian, and The Believer. Her most recent novel, The Turnout, was a New York Times bestseller, a #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner. It also earned her finalist recognitions for the International Thriller Writers Award, the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, and has also been optioned for TV by the producer of Sharp Objects. In addition, she is the co-creator and executive producer of USA's adaptation of Dare Me and was a staff writer on HBO's David Simon show The Deuce. Abbott lives in New York City.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
307 East Lake St.
Petoskey, MI 49770
Beware the Woman By Megan Abbott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593084939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 30th, 2023

An NPR Best Book of the Year

By the "master of thinly veiled secrets often kept by women who rage underneath their delicate exteriors" (Kirkus Reviews), Beware the Woman is Megan Abbott at the height of her game.

The Turnout By Megan Abbott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593084922
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 3rd, 2022

"Impossible to put down, creepy and claustrophobic. It’s ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane’ in ballet shoes." —Stephen King

Best Book of the Year
NPR • Wall Street Journal • Boston Globe • Library Journal • CrimeReads • LitReactor • Air Mail

Give Me Your Hand By Megan Abbott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316547208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - July 2nd, 2019

A life-changing secret destroys an unlikely friendship in this "magnetic" psychological thriller from the Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me and The Turnout (Meg Wolitzer).

You told each other everything.

You Will Know Me: A Novel By Megan Abbott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316231060
Availability: Special Order
Published: Back Bay Books - April 25th, 2017

A "shocking and perfect" bestseller about family and ambition from the award-winning author of Dare Me and The Turnout (New York Times Book Review​).

How far will you go to achieve a dream?

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The Fever: A Novel By Megan Abbott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316231046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - May 12th, 2015

The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community in this "engrossing, disturbing, panic attack of a novel" from the award-winning author of The Turnout and Dare Me (Jodi Picoult).

The Nash family is close-knit.

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ISBN: 9780316097789
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 27th, 2013

From the award-winning author of The Turnout and Give Me Your Hand: the searing novel of friendship and betrayal that inspired the USA Network series, praised by Gillian Flynn as "Lord of the Flies set in a high-school cheerleading squad...Tense, dark, and beautifully written."  Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and trusted l