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Thu, Jul 25



Meet Author Chris Whitaker in conversation with Amy Jo Burns

Join BookTowne in welcoming author Chris Whitaker to discuss his new book, All the Colors of the Dark, on July 25 @ 6PM at Brielle Library

Meet Author Chris Whitaker in conversation with Amy Jo Burns
Meet Author Chris Whitaker in conversation with Amy Jo Burns

Time & Location

Jul 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Brielle, 610 South St, Brielle, NJ 08730, USA

About the Event


A ticket includes a signed copy of the featured book.


With the publication of each of his novels, most notably his 2021 New York Times bestseller, We Begin at the End, Chris Whitaker has been earning the adoration of readers and critics alike thanks to his genre-defying, sweeping tales that are inhabited by complex, richly drawn characters. In his new novel, ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK , Whitaker has upped the ante with a heart-wrenching epic of light and dark, triumph and tragedy, devotion and obsession and the fine line that separates them.

It's the mid-70s and life in Monta Clare, Missouri is not easy for Patch and Saint. Patch is known around their small town as the pirate, a persona he’s adopted to cope both with the birth defect that gave him only one eye and the circumstances that have left him and his widowed, alcoholic mother struggling. For Saint who never knew her parents, solace is found in her beloved grandmother, Norma, and the bees she keeps in their yard. It’s the bees that bring Patch and Saint together and first love that seals their bond—but fate will soon intervene. In the small towns of Missouri, girls have been disappearing and when that danger visits Monta Clare, it will forever alter what Patch and Saint know about truth, devotion, and what we owe to those we love.

Both a soaring thriller and an epic love story spanning decades, ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK takes readers on a journey full of unexpected twists, shattering turns, and moments of heart-wrenching beauty that will long stay with you.


Chris Whitaker is the award-winning author of Tall Oaks, All the Wicked Girls, and the New York Times bestseller We Begin at the End. Chris lives in the UK.


Amy Jo Burns

Amy Jo Burns is the author of the memoir Cinderland and the novel Shiner, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick and an NPR Best Book of the year. Her latest novel, Mercury, is a Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick, a Book of the Month Pick, a People Magazine Book of the Week, and an Editor’s Choice selection in The New York Times. Amy Jo’s writing has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Elle, Good Housekeeping, and the anthology Not That Bad. You can find her on Instagram at @burnsamyjo.

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