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Gayle Forman signs in San Diego

Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman is an award-winning, #1 USA Today bestselling author and journalist. Gayle’s first YA work in more than three years, I Have Lost My Way, is a novel about three teens grappling with extraordinary personal losses, whose fates become intertwined after an accident in Central Park. Inspired by her own blended family, Forman wanted to create a book with characters who come from backgrounds that represent the diversity of the world we are living in – inclusive of a spectrum of race, gender, beliefs, and sexuality.

“In Forman’s wonderfully deft hands, this story of friendship, love, loss and redemption becomes so much more. I Have Lost My Way is a beautifully written love song to every young person who has ever moved through fear and found themselves on the other side.” – Jacqueline Woodson, author of the National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming

Please note the 5:30 start time for Gayle's event, in observance of Passover.  

Giveaway Opportunity: Readers who pre-order I Have Lost My Way will receive a free pouch and can also receive a free paperback of If I Stay or Just One Day! by uploading their receipt here

Tickets Now Available!

How to order books & tickets:

This is a ticketed event. Tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of I Have Lost My Way 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 on our website, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket. 

Online orders:

1) You must enter payment method. Books ordered without payment using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.

2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout. 
You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy on the on-sale date, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 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. The number of books the author will sign during an event always depends, but typically authors will sign their newest book plus, 1-2 other titles. If you have more books than that you'd like signed, we ask that after your initial pass in the line, you return to the line for a second and final pass at the end once, at which point, you are limited to 10 books total.For more details and answers to your questions, please see our FAQ on Events, or contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747.

I Have Lost My Way Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425290774
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

A powerful story of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay.


Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help-ing the others out of theirs.


An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and dis-covering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is best-selling author Gayle Forman at her finest.

If I Stay Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451480644
Availability: Backordered
Published: Speak - March 20th, 2018

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen -year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heart-wrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

Leave Me: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616207328
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - June 27th, 2017


Every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, and every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention--meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack. 

Surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. But, as is often the case, once we get where we're going we see our lives from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from herself and those she loves. 

With bighearted characters--husbands, wives, friends, and lovers--who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing the fears we're all running from. Gayle Forman is a dazzling observer of human nature. She has written an irresistible novel that confronts the ambivalence of modern motherhood head on and asks, what happens when a grown woman runs away from home?

Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
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