Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 6:30pm
Brazos Bookstore --
2421 Bissonnet Street
HOUSTON, TX 77005-1451

Brazos Bookstore is thrilled to host Houston author Chris Cander on Thursday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Chris will be in conversation with Maggie Galehouse.

Shocking family secrets have the power to destroy--or unite--an estranged mother and daughter in an emotional and gripping novel by the author of A Gracious Neighbor.

Mayree and Paula are a mother and daughter drifting apart, separated by grief and more, after the death of Mayree's husband.

Mayree faces a future with no income, career, or social life. Even ties with her best friend have been severed. Paula, feeling abandoned by the father she loved, is left with only a bitter mother. When Paula reveals that she narrowly escaped a violent assault, Mayree's initial reaction is dismissal and disbelief. But as details unfold, it's clear that it was real and not just one random night gone horribly wrong--someone is out to destroy their lives.

With each new threat from Paula's assailant, harrowing family secrets reemerge that force the mother and daughter to confront the shared traumas of their pasts. Drawing on courage and hope, they must save the relationship they never realized they'd lost.

Reflective, suspenseful, and moving, The Young of Other Animals explores the psychic intergenerational damages that can alter relationships with loved ones forever.

Chris Cander is the USA Today bestselling author of A Gracious Neighbor, The Weight of a Piano, which was named an Indie Next Great Read in both hardcover and paperback and which the New York Times called, “immense, intense and imaginative,” Whisper Hollow, also named an Indie Next Great Read, and 11 Stories, named by Kirkus as one of the best books of 2013 and winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards for fiction. She also wrote the children’s picture book The Word Burglar, and the Audible Originals “Eddies” and “Grieving Conversations.” Her new novel, The Young of Other Animals, arrives February 1, 2024. Cander’s fiction has been published in twelve languages. She lives in her native Houston with her husband and two children.

Maggie Galehouse is an award-winning local writer who was the book editor at the Houston Chronicle for several years. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Garden & Gun and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She is currently a program director in Executive Communications at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The Young of Other Animals By Chris Cander Cover Image
ISBN: 9781662514999
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little a - February 1st, 2024