Virtual! Jake Gyllenhaal, Greta Caruso, and Dan Santat

Virtual! Jake Gyllenhaal, Greta Caruso, and Dan Santat

Thursday, September 07, 2023 - 6:00PM ET
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Celebrate the release of The Secret Society of Aunts & Uncles with coauthors Jake Gyllenhaal and Greta Caruso, and illustrator Dan Santat!

This is a ticketed virtual event. Ticket bundles include a copy of The Secret Society of Aunts & Uncles and an emailed link to attend the event from Brookline Booksmith, via Eventbrite. Please expect your link prior to the event and ensure your email address is correct when purchasing your book and ticket.

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The Secret Society of Aunts & Uncles

The art of Auntieology and Uncleology is a sacred craft, but ten-year-old Leo has an Uncle Mo-a clueless stationery supply salesman with good intentions-who just doesn’t get it. Yet.

The Secret Society of Aunts & Uncles is a madcap, magical adventure into the heart of what it means to have an aunt or uncle-how we learn to keep each other close and how we find love in the simplest things.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Greta Caruso paint a goofy, loving portrait of one of the most important relationships in children’s lives in this funny and heartfelt romp of a picture book with witty and inventive illustrations by award-winning illustrator Dan Santat.

Jake Gyllenhaal is an Academy Award- and Tony-nominated actor, producer, and, most importantly, uncle to Ramona and Gloria. He was born in Los Angeles and has been best friends with Greta Caruso (his coauthor) since they were kids.

Greta Caruso is the longtime niece of a small group of Hall-of-Famer aunts and uncles. (She is also an aspiring HoF aunt to Vincent.) A lifelong voracious reader-and entrepreneur and producer-Greta has loved writing this, her first book, with her best friend, Jake.

Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal–winning and New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and the road trip/time travel adventure Are We There Yet? His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, including Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.


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