Casey McQuiston, The Pairing @ The Michigan Theater

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 - 7:00pm

Literati Bookstore is thrilled to welcome Casey McQuiston to The Michigan Theater, in celebration of The Pairing, the wildly anticipated new novel from the author of the bestselling phenomenon Red, White and Royal Blue and One Last Stop. They’ll be joined in conversation by Meryl Wilsner, author of Cleat Cute and Mistakes Were Made

>>>Tickets can be purchased HERE (on sale June 6th @ 10AM)<<<

All Tickets for this event are General Admission, and include a signed copy of The Pairing. 200 tickets are available for a post-show signing line with Casey. (Available first-come, first-served) See below for more signing line info:

Casey will presign all copies of The Pairing and then in the signing line, they will personalize only -- no quotes. Casey will do candid photos only and sign one book that readers bring from home, no personalizations or quotes.

About The Book: In #1 New York Times bestselling author Casey McQuiston's latest romantic comedy, two bisexual exes accidentally book the same European food and wine tour and challenge each other to a hookup competition to prove they're over each other—except they're definitely not.

Theo and Kit have been a lot of things: childhood best friends, crushes, in love, and now estranged exes. After a brutal breakup on the transatlantic flight to their dream European food and wine tour, they exited each other's lives once and for all.

Time apart has done them good. Theo has found confidence as a hustling bartender by night and aspiring sommelier by day, with a long roster of casual lovers. Kit, who never returned to America, graduated as the reigning sex god of his pastry school class and now bakes at one of the finest restaurants in Paris. Sure, nothing really compares to what they had, and life stretches out long and lonely ahead of them, but—yeah. It's in the past.

All that remains is the unused voucher for the European tour that never happened, good for 48 months after its original date and about to expire. Four years later, it seems like a great idea to finally take the trip. Solo. Separately.

It's not until they board the tour bus that they discover they've both accidentally had the exact same idea, and now they're trapped with each other for three weeks of stunning views, luscious flavors, and the most romantic cities of France, Spain, and Italy. It's fine. There's nothing left between them. So much nothing that, when Theo suggests a friendly wager to see who can sleep with their hot Italian tour guide first, Kit is totally game. And why stop there? Why not a full-on European hookup competition?

But sometimes a taste of everything only makes you crave what you can't have.

"Move over 'hot girl summer' – 'hot bisexual summer' is ready for its moment and Casey McQuiston’s new novel The Pairing is here to usher it in." - USA Today

CASEY MCQUISTON is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies, including One Last Stop, I Kissed Shara Wheeler, and Red, White & Royal Blue, whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bon Appetit. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Casey now lives in New York City with a poodle mix named Pepper.

MERYL WILSNER writes happily ever afters for queer folks who love women. They are the USA Today bestselling author of Something to Talk About, Mistakes Were Made, and Cleat Cute. Born in Michigan, Meryl lived in Portland, Oregon and Jackson, Mississippi before returning to the Mitten State. Some of Meryl's favorite things include: all four seasons, button down shirts, the way giraffes run, and their wife.


Event address: 
The Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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ISBN: 9781250862747
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 6th, 2024

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