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K.A. Reynolds Winnipeg Hybrid Book Launch

Thursday Feb 23 2023 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium, Streaming via YouTube
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Join author K.A. Reynolds as she returns to Winnipeg to launch Izzy at the End of the World (HarperCollins Canada). This event will feature a reading, a conversation hosted by Nicky Mehta, and a book signing.

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream featuring live chat. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

The Last Kids on Earth meets Margaret Peterson Haddix in this middle grade adventure about fourteen-year-old Izzy, an autistic girl surviving the end of the world who must team up with her loveable dog to uncover the hidden truth behind her family and the rest of humanity’s disappearance.

K. A. Reynolds is a head-in-the-clouds widow and neurodivergent author from Winnipeg, currently residing in the hills of Vermont. When not lazing about with her goofball dogs or wandering the sun-dappled wood, she enjoys writing books for kids and adults by candle and moonlight, laughing hard and loud, and reading dark and colorful tales expertly crafted by other imagination astronauts in love with words.

Host Nicky Mehta is a singer-songwriter, writer, speaker, and mental health advocate. Her work with the JUNO award-winning folk/roots trio, The Wailin’ Jennys has taken her all over the globe and her advocacy within the group has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Canadian Mental Health Association. She is thrilled to be a part of the launch of her oldest friend, KA Reynold’s new book and excited that this work will resonate particularly with kids dealing with mental health issues, neurodiversity, and grief.


Izzy at the End of the World

- K A Reynolds

Children's hardcover $24.99 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $22.49

The Last Kids on Earth meets Margaret Peterson Haddix in this middle grade adventure about fourteen-year-old Izzy, an autistic girl surviving the end of the world who must team up with her loveable dog to uncover the hidden truth behind her family and the rest of humanity's disappearance.   

Ever since Izzy Wilder's mom died, she's wanted life to feel normal. She plays video games with her little sister, helps her grandparents around the house, and takes care of her best dog, Akka. But losing her mom is far from normal, and for Izzy, who is autistic, it feels like the end of the world.

When mysterious lights flash across the mountains outside Izzy's house one night, and suddenly everyone except her and Akka seem to have disappeared in an instant, Izzy is more alone than ever. But Izzy is a fighter and she won't lose anyone else in her family, even if it means battling terrifying gray, ugly monsters and decoding cryptic messages that seem a lot like her mom talking to her from beyond the grave.

In the face of disaster, Izzy and Akka embark on an epic adventure filled with nail-biting suspense, unexpected allies, and life's greatest mysteries as they uncover the true endurance of the human spirit and save the world.