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The First Day of Spring

Nancy Tucker

Warwick’s presents
Nancy Tucker
in conversation with Paula Hawkins

The First Day of Spring

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 12:00pm PDT

The First Day of Spring
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This is a free virtual event on Facebook Live.

On Tuesday, May 18th at 12:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Nancy Tucker as she discusses her new book, The First Day of Spring, in conversation with Paula Hawkins. Nancy Tucker studied psychology at the University of Oxford. This is her first work of fiction.

"So that was all it took," I thought. "That was all it took for me to feel like I had all the power in the world. One morning, one moment, one yellow-haired boy. It wasn't so much after all."

Meet Chrissie...

Chrissie is eight and she has a secret: she has just killed a boy. The feeling made her belly fizz like soda pop. Her playmates are tearful and their mothers are terrified, keeping them locked indoors. But Chrissie rules the roost -- she's the best at wall-walking, she knows how to get free candy, and now she has a feeling of power that she never gets at home, where food is scarce and attention scarcer.

Twenty years later, adult Chrissie is living in hiding under a changed name. A single mother, all she wants is for her daughter to have the childhood she herself was denied. That's why the threatening phone calls are so terrifying. People are looking for them, the past is catching up, and Chrissie fears losing the only thing in this world she cares about, her child.

Nancy Tucker leaves the reader breathless as she inhabits her protagonist with a shocking authenticity that moves the reader from sympathy to humor to horror to heartbreak and back again.

Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She is the author of two #1 New York Times bestselling novels, Into the Water and The Girl on the Train. An international #1 bestseller, The Girl on the Train has sold over 23 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into a major motion picture. Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in London.

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ISBN: 9780593191569
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 18th, 2021