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Virtual Event: Kira Jane Buxton with Liberty Hardy — Feral Creatures

This is a virtual event. Registration is required through Eventbrite.

Third Place Books is honored to host Seattle author Kira Jane Buxton for the launch of Feral Creatures, the highly anticipated sequel to Hollow Kingdom. Kira will be joined in conversation by Liberty Hardy—prolific reader, senior contributing editor for Book Riot, and host of the popular All the Books! podcast.

We're also proud to offer limited-edition, 11x17 art prints portraying a scene from Feral Creatures that takes place at—you guessed it!—our very own Third Place Books (albeit in a post-apocalyptic future). The print, designed by Stephen Crowe, will come signed by the artist and Kira Jane Buxton.

All book-included tickets ordered via Eventbrite for PICKUP and SHIPOUT will include a signed copy of Feral Creatures and a limited-edition 11x17 print (while supplies last). Please note: Third Place Books cannot offer international shipping at this time.


Meet the author... in person!

In addition to this special virtual launch, Kira Jane Buxton will appear in person at the Lake Forest Park Farmer's Market on Sunday, August 29th from 12pm-2pm. Come get your book personalized!


Click here to register for this virtual event.


About Feral Creatures. . .

In this stunning follow-up to Hollow Kingdom, the animal kingdom's "favorite apocalyptic hero" is back with a renewed sense of hope for humanity, ready to take on a world ravaged by a viral pandemic (Helen Macdonald).

Once upon an apocalypse, there lived an obscenely handsome American crow named S.T...

When the world last checked-in with its favorite Cheeto addict, the planet had been overrun by flesh-hungry beasts, and nature had started re-claiming her territory from humankind. S.T., the intrepid crow, alongside his bloodhound-bestie Dennis, had set about saving pets that had become trapped in their homes after humanity went the way of the dodo. That is, dear reader, until S.T. stumbled upon something so rare—and so precious—that he vowed to do everything in his power to safeguard what could, quite literally, be humanity's last hope for survival. But in a wild world plagued by prejudiced animals, feather-raising environments, new threats so terrifying they make zombies look like baby bunnies, and a horrendous dearth of cheesy snacks, what's a crow to do? Why, wing it on another big-hearted, death-defying adventure, that's what! Joined by a fabulous new cast of animal characters, S.T. faces many new challenges plus his biggest one yet: parenthood.

Praise for Feral Creatures. . .

"Feral Creatures—a stupendous sophomore novel for Buxton, and a more sentimental sequel to my favorite adventure story of 2019—cannot be missed! It's a colorful education in climate change, ecology, and zoology; a tender acknowledgement of the unavoidable "dark tides" we all sink into—especially during disastrous times; a genuine display of the hopeful, hilarious, and often fearful process of building a family; a true odyssey."
—Katelynn, Third Place Books

"Readers who fell in love with Hollow Kingdom will not be disappointed by book two . . . S.T.’s struggles [are] both humorous and heart-wrenching in this powerful follow-up."

"S.T., the irrepressible, cursing crow is my new favorite apocalyptic hero."
—Helen Macdonald, author of Vesper Flights

Kira Jane Buxton’s debut novel, Hollow Kingdom, was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the Audie Awards, and the Washington State Book Awards, and was named a best book of 2019 by NPR, Book Riot, and Good Housekeeping. She spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds, five Steller’s jays, two dark-eyed juncos, two squirrels, and a husband.

Liberty Hardy is a senior contributing editor for Book Riot and host of the popular All the Books! podcast. She lives in the great state of Maine, where she reads 500-600 books a year and hangs out with her three cats, who hate to read.

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