Third Place Books welcomes romance author Suzanne Park to our Seward Park store! Park will be discussing her new work of love and second chances, The Do-Over. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.
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From the author of the “genuinely funny” and “delightful” Loathe at First Sight (NPR) and “cinematic, charming” So We Meet Again (Emily Henry), a fun rom-com about a young Korean-American woman having to return to college after discovering she’s a few credits shy of completing her degree—only to find one of her TAs is her old college boyfriend.
Lily Lee is a bestselling author of the How to Be a Supernova series, and her editor wants her to strike while the iron’s hot with a new book about How to Land the Perfect Job. But when Lily applies for a job at a top consulting firm, she’s in for a shock. The background check reveals she’s short a few credits and never actually completed college. Obviously she can’t write the book if she can’t land a job because of her incomplete education so Lily has no choice but to go back to school.
Admitted to her alma mater, Lily is about to have the surreal experience of reliving her senior year of college: she enrolls in the classes she took pass/fail (ironically with the same professors), gets invited to frat parties, eats most of her meals with “dining dollars,” and to make things even weirder and more chaotic, her econ TA is her old college boyfriend, Leo.
As Lily and Leo reconnect, will they be able to overcome their past and move towards something real? Will her career as an author continue to flourish? Or will going back to school show Lily a potential new path for her life?
“With depth and warmth and wit, The Do-Over is a beautiful, hopeful portrayal of second chances in life and in love. . .A pitch perfect read. I absolutely loved every word. Suzanne Park is a hidden gem and The Do-Over is her best book yet.”
—New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren
“A fantastic, empowering second chance romance that combines wit and charm with an always insightful commentary on imposter syndrome, anxiety, and the challenge of finding ourselves. Suzanne Park wrote a true gem!”
—New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood
“Some books just feel like an old friend, their first pages embracing you with an instant familiarity and warmth you can’t help but sink into. Suzanne Park’s So We Meet Again is that kind of book. . .A cinematic, charming heart-squeeze-of-a-book that has found its way to my Ultimate Comfort Reads shelf.”
—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Loathe at First Sight bursts with humor, heart, and great energy. I loved it! Park is a hilarious new voice in women’s fiction.”
—Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient
"Park has created a wholly original, smart, fierce heroine (with a hilarious inner voice) who takes on an industry hell-bent on underestimating her. . .Just like the “entertaining, fresh, snarky” video game she conjures in her novel, Suzanne Park has written a fast and fun debut, putting females in the lead."
—Amy Poeppel, author of Musical Chairs and Small Admissions
Suzanne Park is a Korean American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. As a stand-up comedian, she appeared on BET’s Coming to the Stage, was the winner of the Seattle Sierra Mist Comedy Competition, and was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity showcase in San Francisco. Suzanne graduated from Columbia University and received an MBA from UCLA. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, female offspring, and a sneaky rat that creeps around on her back patio. In her spare time, she procrastinates. She is the author of Loathe at First Sight, So We Meet Again, and several young adult novels.
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