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Author Sharon Shinn @ Your Library

St. Louis, MO . . . The St. Louis Public Library presents author Sharon Shinn at its Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Avenue, on December 9 at 6 p.m. Shinn will discuss and sign her book, Gateway. Copies will be available for purchase courtesy of Subterranean Books. The program is FREE and open to the public.

Gateway is Shinn’s new young adult novel. It tells the story of Daiyu, an adopted teenage girl from China who was raised in St. Louis. When she steps under the Gateway Arch, Daiyu finds herself in an alternate version of the city in which almost everyone is Chinese. She is brought here by mysterious strangers to help them bring down the corrupt ruling government. But to do so, she must play a dangerous part among the elite members of this strange society. She quickly learns to trust no one except a young man named Kalen, who will help her carry out her plans and find her way home. Unfortunately, Daiyu is not sure that she will be able to leave Kalen behind when her task is completed.

Sharon Shinn is an American novelist who combines aspects of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She pursued a degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Shinn has published more than a dozen novels for adult and young adult readers. Other titles to her credit include Archangel, The Shape-Changers Wife, Angel-Seeker, and Dark Moon Defender. She currently works as a journalist in St. Louis.

For details, call 206-6779.

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11/23/2009