Father and son duo, Neal and Jarrod Shusterman’s novel, Dry, explores what the world would look like if there was no more water. Neal Shusterman is the bestselling author of the Unwind and Scythe series, both of which are staff favorites. Bookseller Victoria praises Scythe, noting “Neal Shusterman created a world, that despite all of its craziness, all of the things it made me question about myself and the world around me, I find myself wanting to be a part of.” Jarrod Shusterman wrote a short story in Unbound, called Undevoured. He also writes for film and television, and he was the story producer on the film "Zedd-Moment of Clarity." They are working together to adapt Dry for the big screen.
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This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of DRY from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis. You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket.
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2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout.
3) All online orders must be submitted by 12:00pm on OCTOBER 29TH for your book to be personalized.
You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy the day the book is published, OCTOBER 2ND at 10:00 AM.
Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. Please read through our FAQ for arrival times, book limitations, and other details. Contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at
When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.
The drought--or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it--has been going on for a while now. Everyone's lives have become an endless list of don'ts: don't water the lawn, don't fill up your pool, don't take long showers.
Until the taps run dry.
Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don't return and her life--and the life of her brother--is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she's going to survive.