Critically acclaimed author and founder of Queerative Writers, Steven Salvatore, returns to the literary scene with another riveting young adult novel, “No Perfect Places”. The book, released on May 30, 2023, is already creating ripples in the literary world, captivating audiences with its compelling narrative that delves deep into themes of grief, family secrets, and self-identity.
“No Perfect Places” unveils the tangled lives of twins Alex and Olly Brucke. After their father’s incarceration and sudden death, they unearth a life-changing secret that threatens to upend their precarious existence. Amidst the shadows of loss and betrayal, the twins must confront their father’s past, mend their fractured relationship, and navigate the tumultuous currents of belonging against overwhelming odds.
A native New Yorker with a deep-seated passion for storytelling, Salvatore’s previous works have received wide acclaim. From his debut novel “Can’t Take That Away” to his more recent sensation “And They Lived…”, Salvatore’s work in young adult fiction has endeared him to both readers and critics alike.
To celebrate the release of “No Perfect Places”, Salvatore will be embarking on a book tour, which promises to be as engaging as his works. A notable highlight will be his visit to Los Angeles on June 5, 2023, where he will be hosted at Chevalier’s Books. This event will feature a conversation with Abdi Nazemian, author of Stonewall Honor book “Like a Love Story” and “Only This Beautiful Moment”, offering a vibrant literary exchange for attendees.
The full schedule for Salvatore’s tour is as follows:
- May 30, 2023, at Recirculation: A Word Up Project in New York City
- May 31, 2023, at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga, New York
- June 1, 2023, at A Novel Idea on Passyunk in Philadelphia, PA
- June 2, 2023, at the Austin Central Library, hosted by BookPeople with New York Times bestselling author Jason June and Kelis Rowe in Austin, Texas
- June 5, 2023, at Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles, CA
- June 10, 2023, at the Bronx Book Festival
- June 21-22, 2023, at the YA Midwest Book Festival in Chicago, IL
“No Perfect Places” promises to be a captivating read, offering a lasting imprint on the reader. Whether you’re a fan of Steven Salvatore or a newcomer to his work, prepare to be enthralled by this moving tale of family, secrets, and the resilience of human bonds in the face of adversity. Don’t miss out on the chance to meet the author in person, learn more about his inspirations, and engage in enriching literary discourse.
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