McNally Jackson is delighted to again be hosting author Jennifer E. Smith on Saturday, May 6th at 6pm, in celebration of the release of her exceptional new YA novel, Windfall. If you would like a copy of Windfall signed by Jen and personalized to the human of your choosing but are not able to attend the event in person, you can order a signed copy via the very webpage before your eyes. Web orders will begin shipping Monday, May 8th.
Your online order of Windfall will automatically enter you into a giveaway! Our first prize winner, selected at random, will win a $50 McNally Jackson gift card that can be used online or in the bookstore, and two second prize winners, also randomly selected, will win copies of newly released YA books selected by Jen with a note from Jen about why she chose that book.
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This romantic story of hope, chance, and change from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one Jenny Han says is filled with all of her “favorite things,” Morgan Matson calls “something wonderful” and Stephanie Perkins says “is rich with the intensity of real love.”
Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.
At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.
As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of seven novels for young adults, including The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. She earned a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. She lives in New York City.