JC Peterson at the AADL

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 6:30pm

JC Peterson visits the AADL to read and discuss her book Lola at Last. She'll be in-conversation with Erin Hahn.

Move over, Elizabeth Bennet. The most infamous Bennet sister is here to tell her story.

Join Lola Barnes, a.k.a. a modern Lydia Bennet, at the beginning of a summer gone truly wrong: where a boat party-turned-fiery-fiasco ends with the ship, Lola's summer plans, and her reputation truly sunk.

(The boat was barely on fire, for the record--and all the partygoers were just fine.)

Luckily, this disaster of a summer has another thing in store for her: a path of self-discovery she never saw coming.

Given an ultimatum--jail time, or spending the summer with the nonprofit Hike Like a Girl--she laces up her hiking boots and takes to the wilderness. Along the way, she'll encounter unexpected friends, a sweet romance, strength she didn't know she had--and herself, Lola, at last.

This Pride and Prejudice-inspired tale, a companion to J. C. Peterson's Being Mary Bennet, spins a modern Lydia Bennet's life into a tumultuous and hilarious coming-of-age journey, complete with misadventures, misunderstandings, mayhem, and a romance worthy of Darcy and Elizabeth themselves.

J.C. Peterson lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, two small sons, and one enormous tabby. She earned her degree in journalism from Michigan State University and worked as an award-winning journalist and editor at an alt-newsweekly before becoming a freelance writer and mom. When not dreaming up funny contemporary stories or herding children, she loves to eat and shop local, explore the Colorado mountains, and plan new adventures. Being Mary Bennet is her first novel, and you can find her at jcpetersonwrites.com.

Erin Hahn is the author of the young adult novels You'd Be Mine, More Than Maybe, and Never Saw You Coming as well as the adult romance Built to Last. Romance is her vibe, grunge is her soundtrack and fall is her signature color. She fell for her flannel-clad college sweetheart the very first day of school and together, they have two hilarious kids who keep her humble. She lives outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has a cat named Gus who plays fetch and a dog named June who doesn't.
Event address: 
343 S. 5th Ave.
AADL
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Books: 
Lola at Last By J. C. Peterson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063060180
Availability: Usually Available in 2-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - February 28th, 2023

Being Mary Bennet By J. C. Peterson Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780063060142
Availability: Usually Available in 2-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - January 31st, 2023