Andrea Dunlop - We Came Here to Forget (in-conversation with Geraldine DeRuiter)

Join us for the book launch of Seattle author Andrea Dunlop, in-conversation with Geraldine DeRuiter, as she releases her new novel, We Came Here to Forget, an Entertainment Weekly Summer Book Pick! 

From the author of She Regrets Nothing, which BuzzFeed called a "sharp, glittering story of wealth, family, and fate," comes a vivid novel about a young Olympic skier who loses everything and escapes to Buenos Aires, where she reinvents herself, meets a colorful group of ex-pats, and becomes enmeshed with a man keeping dark secrets of his own.

Katie Cleary has always known exactly what she wants: to be the best skier in the world. As a teenager, she leaves her home to live and train full time with her two best friends, all-American brothers Luke and Blair, whose wealthy father has hired the best coaches money can buy. Together, they are the USA's best shot at bringing home Olympic gold.

But as the upward trajectory of Katie's elite skiing career nears its zenith, a terrifying truth about her sister becomes impossible to ignore--one that will lay ruin not only to Katie's career but to her family and her relationship with Luke and Blair.

With her life shattered and nothing left to lose, Katie flees the snowy mountainsides of home for Buenos Aires. There, she reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan, and meets a colorful group of ex-pats and the alluring, charismatic Gianluca Fortunado, a tango teacher with secrets of his own. This beautiful city, with its dark history and wild promise, seems like the perfect refuge, but can she really outrun her demons?

In alternating chapters, Katie grows up, falls in love, and races down the highest peaks on the planet--while Liz is reborn, falls into lust, and sinks into the underground tango scene at the bottom of the world. From the moneyed ski chalets of the American West to the dimly lit milongas of Argentina, We Came Here to Forget explores what it means to dream, to desire, to achieve--and what's left behind after it all disappears.

"Dunlop's globe-trotting story of two sisters driven apart by a devastating event is a propulsive whirlwind of secrets, passion, betrayal, exotic locations -- and hope. It's as timely as it is riveting."  –J. Ryan Stradal bestselling author of Great Kitchens of the Midwest  

Andrea Dunlop is the author of We Came Here to ForgetShe Regrets NothingLosing the Light, and Broken Bay. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, where she works as a social media consultant.

After getting laid off from her copywriting job, Geraldine DeRuiter hit the road, and began chronicling her travel adventures on her blog, The Everywhereist. Seven years and many, many posts later, the Everywhereist has racked up thousands of fans, millions of page views, and plenty of buzz: it was named one of Time magazine's Top 25 Blogs of the Year, one of Forbes magazine's Top 10 Lifestyle Websites for Women for three consecutive years, The Independent's 50 Best Travel Websites, and The Huffington Post's Top Travel Blogs. Whether it's eating roasted guinea pig in Peru, yelling at locals in Rome, or struggling to decipher the behavior of her fellow passengers ("Why would you use an airplane lavatory without shoes on?"), DeRuiter tackles travel with an equal mix of snark and heart as she hops around the globe with her husband, Rand Fishkin.

 

We Came Here to Forget: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982103422
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Atria Books - July 2nd, 2019

She Regrets Nothing: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501155987
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Washington Square Press - February 6th, 2018

Losing the Light: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781501109423
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Washington Square Press - February 23rd, 2016

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781541724655
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: PublicAffairs - July 16th, 2019