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blue manatee welcomes Doreen Cronin!

Wed. May 10th @ 4:30pm

Doreen Cronin returns to blue manatee to share Cyclone, her debut novel for middle-grade readers.

About the book: Riding the Cyclone, the world famous Coney Island rollercoaster, was supposed to be the highlight of Nora’s summer. But right after they disembark, Nora’s cousin Riley falls to the ground…and doesn’t get up. Nora had begged and dragged Riley onto the ride, and no matter what the doctors say, that she had a heart condition, that it could have happened at any time, Nora knows it was her fault. Then, as Riley comes out of her coma, she’s not really Riley at all. The cousin who used to be loud and funny and unafraid now can’t talk, let alone go to the bathroom by herself. No, she’s only 10% Riley. Nora, guilt eating her up on the inside worse than a Coney Island hotdog, thinks she knows how to help. How to get 100% Riley back. But what Nora doesn’t realize is that the guilt will only get worse as that percentage rises.

Cyclone releases on May 16th, so pre-order your copy to be sure to get a signed copy of the book!

• Pre-order Cyclone and receive a line number for the event by stopping by blue manatee or calling 513.731.2665

• Guest may only bring two books from home for the author to sign

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