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Carrie Soto Is Back

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Warwick’s & University of San Diego’s College of Arts and Sciences present
Taylor Jenkins Reid
in conversation with Kristin Moran, USD Professor of Communication Studies & Associate Dean

Carrie Soto Is Back

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 7:00pm PDT

Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater (KIPJ Theater)
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Carrie Soto Is Back
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  • Out of an abundance of caution, there will be no public signing at this event. If you ordered a ticket that includes a book, those will be pre-signed. Additional signed copies will be available for purchase at the event, while supplies last.
  • Masks are recommended for this event.
  • General Admission Check-In at 6:15PM. Please print out your tickets.
  • Seating is first-come, first served.
  • "With Book" Ticketholders will receive a signed copy of Carrie Soto Is Back at check-in. Additional signed books will be available for purchase at this event, while supplies last.
  • Please enter campus from the west entrance and park in the west lot. Shuttles will be available from the parking structure to the theater. The event will begin on time, so please allow plenty of time to get from the parking structure to the theater.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

On Wednesday,  September 7th at 7:00pm at University of San Diego Warwick’s, in partnership with University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences, will host Taylor Jenkins Reid as she discusses and signs her new book, Carrie Soto Is BackTaylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.

In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime - from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising.

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father, Javier, as her coach. A former champion himself, Javier has trained her since the age of two.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan.

At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked "the Battle-Axe" anyway. Even if her body doesn't move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.

In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season.

Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593158685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022