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R.L Stine, Roxana Robinson, and Rachel Vail, "Fourteen Days"

Celebrate the Release of a New Kind of Novel
With Authors R.L Stine, Roxana Robinson, and Rachel Vail

Featuring a Video Introduction by Doug Preston


Set in a Lower East Side tenement in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdowns, Fourteen Days is an irresistibly propulsive collaborative novel from the Authors Guild, with an unusual twist: each character in this diverse, eccentric cast of New York neighbors has been secretly written by a different, major literary voice—from Margaret Atwood and Celeste Ng to Tommy Orange and John Grisham.

Fourteen Days book cover

One week into the COVID-19 shutdown, tenants of a Lower East Side apartment building in Manhattan have begun to gather on the rooftop and tell stories. With each passing night, more and more neighbors gather, bringing chairs and milk crates and overturned pails. Gradually the tenants—some of whom have barely spoken to each other—become real neighbors. In this Decameron-like serial novel, general editors Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston and a star-studded list of contributors create a beautiful ode to the people who couldn’t escape when the pandemic hit. A dazzling, heartwarming, and ultimately surprising narrative, Fourteen Days reveals how beneath the horrible loss and suffering, some communities managed to become stronger.

Rachel Vail is the multiple-award-winning author of more than 40 books for young people. Her most recent novels are Bad Best Friend and Well, That Was Awkward for teens, and the A Is for Elizabeth series for kids. Her picture books include Piggy Bunny and Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, along with its brand-new sequels Sometimes I Grumblesquinch and Sometimes I Kaploom. Rachel lives in NYC with her husband, their two sons, and a tortoise named Lightning.

Rachel Vail

Roxana Robinson is the author of eleven books—seven novels, three collections of short stories, and the biography of Georgia O’Keeffe. Four of these were chosen as New York Times Notable Books, two as New York Times Editors’ Choices. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Best American Short Stories, The Southampton Review, Ep!phany and elsewhere. Her work has been widely anthologized and broadcast on NPR. Her books have been published in England, France, Germany, Holland and Spain.

Roxana Robinson

R.L. Stine is the creator of the bestselling Goosebumps series, which has more than 400 million copies in print worldwide and celebrated 25 years in 2017. Goosebumps is one of the bestselling children's series of all-time and inspired a popular television show, as well as a feature film starring Jack Black that opened at #1 at the box office. His other popular children's books include the series Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School, and his picture books, with Marc Brown, The Little Shop of Monsters and Mary McScary. R.L. Stine lives in New York City.

R.L. Stine
Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 6:00pm EST
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel By The Authors Guild, Margaret Atwood, Douglas Preston Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358616382
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Published: Harper - February 6th, 2024