BSB: Michael Belanger (The History of Jane Doe) Holiday Gift Guide Signing

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café are delighted to present our Holiday Gift Guide series. Each author will appear for an event at one of our bookstores throughout the holiday season. Buy a personalized book for someone you love, and we'll gift wrap it for free! If you can't make it to the event, we would be happy to get a book personalized for you. Click here to see the rest of the list.

For People Who Love: Young Adult Novels

Book: The History of Jane Doe, by Michael Belanger

A poignant, deeply funny coming-of-age story about first love, first loss, and the power of history to give life meaning.

* "[An] impressive debut...John Green fans will gobble this one up." -- Kirkus, starred review

History buff Ray knows everything about the peculiar legends and lore of his rural Connecticut hometown. Burgerville's past is riddled with green cow sightings and human groundhogs, but the most interesting thing about the present is the new girl--we'll call her Jane Doe. 

Inscrutable, cool, and above all mysterious, Jane seems as determined to hide her past as Ray is to uncover it. As fascination turns to friendship and then to something more, Ray is certain he knows Jane's darkest, most painful secrets and Jane herself--from past to present. But when the unthinkable happens, Ray is forced to acknowledge that perhaps history can only tell us so much. 

Mixing humor with heartache, this is an unmissable coming-of-age story from an exciting new voice in YA.

About the Author
Michael Belanger is a debut young adult author and high school history teacher. He is a member of the Westport Writers' Workshop and faculty advisor to Greenwitch, a high school literary magazine that has published talented young writers--including Truman Capote--for over a hundred years. He currently lives in Connecticut.

Event date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355
The History of Jane Doe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735228818
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - June 5th, 2018

A poignant, deeply funny coming-of-age story about first love, first loss, and the power of history to give life meaning.

* "[An] impressive debut...John Green fans will gobble this one up." -- Kirkus, starred review