Robin Gow, Ode to My First Car - Launch Event

Join us as we welcome Robin Gow back to The End!

Robin Gow, Ode to My First Car (6/20), in conversation with Charles A. Bush (Every Variable is Us).  Pre-order here, and join us at 6 pm. Purchase of Robin's new book guarantees a seat. 

A YA contemporary sapphic romance told in verse, by the critically praised author of A Million Quiet Revolutions, about a bisexual teen girl who falls in and out of love over the course of one fateful summer.

It’s the summer before senior year and Claire Kemp, a closeted bisexual, is finally starting to admit she might be falling in love with her best friend, Sophia, who she’s known since they were four. Trying to pay off the fine from the crash that totals her beloved car, Lars, Claire takes a job at the local nursing home up the street from her house, where she meets Lena, an eighty-eight-year-old lesbian woman who tells her stories about what it was like growing up as gay in the 1950s and 60s. As Claire spends more time with Lena and grows more confident of her identity, another girl, Pen, comes into the picture, and Claire is caught between two loves—one familiar and well-worn, the other new and untested.


About the author: Robin Gow is a trans and queer poet, editor, and educator from rural Pennsylvania. Their books include Ode to My First CarA Million Quiet Revolutions, Blue Blood, and Dear Mothman. They are the supportive services coordinator at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and founder of Trans-cendent Connections, an organization that provides trans education resources to support trans youth. Gow also founded the New York City trans and queer reading series Gender Reveal Party.

Charles A. Bush was raised in Philadelphia, and attended Cabrini University before honing his craft at the University of Oxford. In addition to writing young adult novels, he played professional basketball overseas, spends far too much time obsessing over all things Marvel, has long run out of places to store his mountains of books, and dreams of someday debating literature with Rory Gilmore. Every Variable of Us is his first novel. 

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

3055 W. Tilghman St.
Allentown, PA 18104
Ode to My First Car By Robin Gow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374388430
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 20th, 2023

Every Variable of Us By Charles a. Bush Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635830743
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Published: Flux - March 1st, 2022

A Million Quiet Revolutions By Robin Gow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374388416
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 22nd, 2022

Dear Mothman By Robin Gow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419764400
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Published: Amulet Books - March 21st, 2023