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CANCELED – Rainbow Rowell

Slow Dance — A Novel

Saturday, August 3
7:30 pm PDT
$5 General Admission + $28 book
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The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Note: Town Hall events are approximately 75 minutes long.

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Slow Dance: A Novel

The Elliott Bay Book Company

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Headshot of Rainbow Rowell (with fair skin and wavy brown hair)
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Join us for an evening with celebrated author Rainbow Rowell as she unveils her latest novel, Slow Dance. Follow the journey of Shiloh and Cary, lifelong friends navigating the complexities of their relationship from adolescence to adulthood against the backdrop of Omaha. Slow Dance traces Shiloh’s quest for self-discovery and her reconnection with Cary, weaving a poignant tale of friendship, love, and second chances.

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Growing up on the wrong side of Omaha, all Shiloh could think about was getting away. At least she had Cary in the meantime. Cary to put up with her, Cary to make her laugh. Cary at sixteen, built like a stick of gum and driving his mom’s beat-up station wagon. He had it worse than Shiloh did. Only their friendship got Cary through high school and when Shiloh went off to college, he joined the Navy. That was fourteen years ago. Now Shiloh’s thirty-three and feeling like she never did get away. She’s back living in the same house she grew up in. She’s working in a theater, but not onstage like she’d planned. And she’s divorced, a single mom just like her own mother (minus the revolving door of boyfriends). When a high school friend invites Shiloh to his wedding, the last thing she wants is to catch up with the old gang. But she buys a new dress, puts on some makeup, and pins a silk flower over her heart, hoping — and also worrying — that she might see Cary, the boy she never realized she loved until he was lost.

Experience the enduring power of friendship and the timeless allure of love as we enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s latest literary creation.

Rainbow Rowell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & ParkFangirl, and Landline, as well as several other award-winning novels, short stories, and comics. Rowell and her family live in Omaha, Nebraska. Learn more at rainbowrowell.com.

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