An Evening with Jessica Knoll!

Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome New York Times Bestselling author, Jessica Knoll in conversation with Kate Baer to the Free Library of Northampton Township on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30pm!  Jessica is celebrating the release of BRIGHT YOUNG WOMEN!

Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Jessica Knoll's brand new book, BRIGHT YOUNG WOMEN.

Kate's Books are available to order below and will be available to purchase that evening.




  • The event for Jessica Knoll will be ticketed – 1 ticket per person to include one hardback copy of BRIGHT YOUNG WOMEN and ONE person admitted to the event.
  • Ticket cost is $29.67   (MUST PAY ONLINE or BUY TICKET INSTORE) 
  • Plenty of parking in library parking lot
  • You will check in at the door of the Multi-purpose room at the library and receive your copy(s) of the book. 
  • Jessica Knoll will sign copies of the book
  • General Admission Seating.  Doors will open at 6:00pm.   If you need special accommodations, please call the store.
  • Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE; if you are unable to attend, you will still receive your book.

About the Book

From the megabestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive comes another shocking thriller inspired by the real-life sorority and target of Americas first celebrity serial killer.
January 15, 1978, is a night of promise, excitement, and desire. A serial killer’s murderous spree in the Pacific Northwest couldn’t be further from the minds of the vibrant young women at the top sorority on Florida State University’s campus in Tallahassee.

That night, Pamela Schumacher, president of the sorority, makes the unpopular decision to stay home. Startled awake at 3 a.m. by a strange sound, she makes the fateful decision to investigate. What she finds outside her bedroom door is a scene of implausible violence—two of her sisters dead; two others, maimed.

On the other side of the country, in Seattle, Tina Cannon has found peace after years of hardship. A chance encounter brings twenty-five-year-old Ruth Wachowsky into her life and they forge an instant connection. But then Ruth goes missing from Lake Sammamish State Park in broad daylight, the same day as another young woman, surrounded by thousands of beachgoers. Both vanish without a trace. Tina is convinced Ruth was a target of the man the papers refer to as the All-American Sex Killer.

When she learns of the massacre in Tallahassee, Tina is convinced it’s him again. She rushes to Florida, on a collision course with Pamela—and one last impending tragedy.

Bright Young Women tells the story of two women from opposite sides of the country who forge a sisterhood in grief and in the fervent pursuit of justice. Toggling between those terrifying days in 1978 and a letter that brings them together in the present, this is a novel that flips the script on the oft-perpetuated glorification of a sadistic but ultimately average man and instead turns the spotlight on the exceptional women he targeted.

About Jessica Knoll

Jessica Knoll is the New York Times bestselling author of The Favorite Sister and Luckiest Girl Alive—now a major motion picture from Netflix starring Mila Kunis. She has been a senior editor at Cosmopolitan and the articles editor at Self. She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and graduated from the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their bulldog.

About Kate Baer

Kate Baer is the 3x New York Times bestselling author of What Kind Of WomanI Hope This Finds You Well, & And Yet. Her work has also been published in The New YorkerLiterary Hub, Huffington Post and The New York Times.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Free Library of Northampton Township
25 Upper Holland Road
Richboro, PA 18954
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Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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