IN-PERSON: Chloe Gong in Conversation with Eric Smith

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

We are ecstatic to announce New York Times bestselling author Chloe Gong is coming to Towne Book Center! She will be visiting our store IN-PERSON on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm with Eric Smith, author of Jagged Little Pill, to talk about her newest release "Foul Lady Fortune"! Join us to celebrate and hear all about assassins, spies, love, betrayal, and be immersed in 1930's Shanghai. This event is a ticketed event, open only to those who order "Foul Lady Fortune" with us, using the link below! Chloe Gong will be signing and personalizing copies of "Foul Lady Fortune" for event attendees, and will sign backlist titles only if time permits.

Please note - Masks are strongly encouraged for the duration of the event. Socially distanced selfies with Chloe will be allowed at the event, time permitting.

All orders must be paid for online prior to the event. Orders where "Pay At Store" is selected will be cancelled. Have any questions for us? Please email us at and we will be happy to answer any and all questions you have! 

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Foul Lady Fortune By Chloe Gong Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665905589
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 27th, 2022

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends comes the first book in a captivating new duology following an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai.

It’s 1931 in Shanghai, and the stage is set for a new decade of intrigue.

Four years ago, Rosalind Lang was brought back from the brink of death, but the strange experiment that saved her also stopped her from sleeping and aging—and allows her to heal from any wound. In short, Rosalind cannot die. Now, desperate for redemption for her traitorous past, she uses her abilities as an assassin for her country.

Code name: Fortune.

But when the Japanese Imperial Army begins its invasion march, Rosalind’s mission pivots. A series of murders is causing unrest in Shanghai, and the Japanese are under suspicion. Rosalind’s new orders are to infiltrate foreign society and identify the culprits behind the terror plot before more of her people are killed.

To reduce suspicion, however, she must pose as the wife of another Nationalist spy, Orion Hong, and though Rosalind finds Orion’s cavalier attitude and playboy demeanor infuriating, she is willing to work with him for the greater good. But Orion has an agenda of his own, and Rosalind has secrets that she wants to keep buried. As they both attempt to unravel the conspiracy, the two spies soon find that there are deeper and more horrifying layers to this mystery than they ever imagined.

Jagged Little Pill: The Novel By Eric Smith, Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, Glen Ballard Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419757983
Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 26th, 2022

A timely and gutsy YA novel based on the Tony and Grammy Award winning musical from Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard!

Swallow it down—what a jagged little pill . . .

Jagged Little Pill: The Novel follows the intertwining lives of five teens whose world is changed forever after the events at a party.

Adopted Frankie struggles to see eye-to-eye with her mother—who would rather ignore a problem and preserve their “perfect” life than stand up for what’s right. Jo just wants her mom to accept her queer identity—and is totally crushed when Frankie, the only person who really gets her, finds herself infatuated with someone new. Phoenix tries to find his place at the new school and balance wanting to spend time with Frankie but knowing he also has to help out with his sick sister at home. Bella wants to enjoy the end of high school and just head off to college without a hitch. Everyone expects Frankie's brother Nick to be the golden boy, but even though he just got into his dream school, he’s not even sure he's a good person. Each of their stories intersects when Bella is sexually assaulted at a party, and it looks like the perpetrator might get away with it.

Moving, heartfelt, and raw, Jagged Little Pill: The Novel draws on the musical’s story and gives readers deeper glimpses of the characters. It’s a story about the power of voicing your pain, standing up for what’s right, and finding healing and connection.

Event address: 
160 Market Street
Suite C6
Collegeville, PA 19426