Rakestraw Books presents Elizabeth Acevedo


Elizabeth Acevedo, Family Lore

Rakestraw Books is entirely thrilled to invite you to a special evening with bestselling writer Elizabeth Acevedo as we celebrate the paperback publication of her new novel, Family Lore. This FREE event will take place on Wednesday, 19 June 2024 at 7 PM.

From National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes Family Lore, the story of one Dominican American family told through the voices of its women

Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake—a party to bring her family and community together to celebrate the long life she’s led—her sisters are surprised. Has Flor foreseen her own death, or someone else’s? Does she have other motives? She refuses to tell her sisters, Matilde, Pastora, and Camila.

But Flor isn’t the only person with secrets: her sisters are hiding things, too. And the next generation, cousins Ona and Yadi, face tumult of their own.

Spanning the three days prior to the wake, Family Lore traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present, Santo Domingo and New York City. Told with Elizabeth Acevedo’s inimitable and incandescent voice, this is an indelible portrait of sisters and cousins, aunts and nieces—one family’s journey through their history, helping them better navigate all that is to come.

A Best Book of 2023 from: Washington Post * Good Housekeeping * Real Simple * Harper's Bazaar * Elle * Time * NPR

We hope you will join us as we welcome this remarkable writer for her first visit to Rakestraw Books. Make your reservation by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
3 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526
Danville, CA 94526
Family Lore: A Novel By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063207271
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - May 28th, 2024