Rakestraw Books presents the 14th Annual Book Group Festival with Ally Condie

Bestselling novelist Ally Condie is this year's author guest of honor at this year's Book Group Festival on Friday, 7 June 2024 at 7 PM. Click here to purchase tickets.


Ally Condie, The Unweddding

The White Lotus meets Agatha Christie in this bold novel from a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ally Condie, the guest of honor at this year's 14th Annual Book Group Festival.

Ellery Wainwright is alone at the edge of the world. She and her husband, Luke, were supposed to spend their twentieth wedding anniversary together at the luxurious Resort at Broken Point in Big Sur, California. Where better to celebrate a marriage, a family, and a life together than at one of the most stunning places on earth? But now she’s traveling solo.
To add insult to injury, there’s a wedding at Broken Point scheduled during her stay. Ellery remembers how it felt to be on the cusp of everything new and wonderful, with a loved and certain future glimmering just ahead. Now, she isn’t certain of anything except for her love for her kids and her growing realization that this place, though beautiful, is unsettling. When Ellery discovers the body of the groom floating in the pool in the rain, she realizes that she is not the only one whose future is no longer guaranteed. Before the police can reach Broken Point, a mudslide takes out the road to the resort, leaving the guests trapped. When another guest dies, it’s clear something horrible is brewing. Everyone at Broken Point has a secret. And everyone has a shadow. Including Ellery.

Both Michael and Susan had the opportunity to meet novelist Ally Condie at a dinner in March and we're thrilled to invite you to meet her at this year's Book Group Festival.

This year's Book Group Festival is our 14th annual celebration of books, book groups, and writing. As always it is inspired by the powerful belief that sharing stories with each other is incredibly important. These discussions also allow us to nurture relationships with friends and fellow readers. It's powerful stuff!

Every great book group needs great books to discuss and that's where we come in! During the course of this year's presentations, our team of book nerds will present a terrific array -- some new and some not-so-new -- of books worth reading and worth discussing. We promise your group will go away fired up to read beyond the bestseller list and TikTok!

This year's event will be presented on Friday, 7 June 2024 at 7 PM here at the bookstore.

Tickets for this special event are $20. Each ticket will include three coupons (one for $10 and two for $5) towards purchases made in-store or at rakestrawbooks.com.

We have a great group of books to share this year, so please join us for a great evening with Ally Condy and the Rakestraw staff. Tickets are for sale by clicking HERE.

Event date: 
Friday, June 7, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
3 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
The Unwedding By Ally Condie Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538757581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 4th, 2024