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The Measure

Nikki Erlick

Warwick’s, in partnership with William Morrow, presents
Nikki Erlick
in conversation with Shelby Van Pelt

The Measure

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 4:00pm PDT

The Measure
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On Thursday, June 30th at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's, in partnership with Harper Collins, presents Nikki Erlick as she discusses her new book, The Measure, in conversation with Shelby Van Pelt. Nikki Erlick is a writer and editor whose work has appeared online with New York Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Indagare Travel, The Huffington Post, and Vox. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard in Comparative Literature and a master’s degree from Columbia University in Global Thought. The Measure is her debut novel. 

It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out.

But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.

From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise?

As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they’ll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?

The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn’t have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Shelby Van Pelt lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her family. Remarkably Bright Creatures, chosen as the Read With Jenna Book Club Pick for May 2022, is her first novel.

The Measure: A Novel By Nikki Erlick Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063204201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - June 28th, 2022