Dustin Thao Virtual Book Launch!
Best of Books will be hosting debut author Dustin Thao to celebrate the release of YOU'VE REACHED SAM!
Dustin will be in-conversation with award-winning author Julian Winters!
Tuesday, November 9th at 7pm CDT, streaming live to BoB's Facebook!
Every copy ordered will be include a signed bookplate!
International customers will need to place their order on our website, or by calling 405-340-9202.
About the book: If I Stay meets Your Name in Dustin Thao's You've Reached Sam, a heartfelt novel about love and loss and what it means to say goodbye.
How do you move forward when everything you love in on the line?
Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam’s cellphone just to listen to his voicemail. And Sam picks up the phone.
What would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye?
Filled with a diverse cast of characters, the heartache of first love and loss, and the kind of friends that can get you through anything, plus a touch of magic, You've Reached Sam will make an instant connection with anyone looking for a big emotional romance of a read.
About the author: Dustin Thao is a Vietnamese-American writer based in Southern California. He graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Political Science, and is in a PhD program at Northwestern University. He writes contemporary young adult fiction. You’ve Reached Sam is his YA debut.
About the moderator: Julian Winters is an award-winning author of Running With Lions, How to Be Remy Cameron, and The Summer of Everything (Duet Books). Running With Lions is the recipient of an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award. How to Be Remy Cameron and The Summer of Everything were named Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selections. A self-proclaimed comic book geek, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta. His next novel, Right Where I Left You, will be published by Viking Books for Young Readers on March 15, 2022.