Alix Sloan & Jennie Willink present "The Peonies: Summer in the City"


Tue Jul 12 2022 at 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm


P&T Knitwear Books & Podcasts | New York, NY

"This is a book that truly understands the intensity, the joy, and the challenges of childhood friendships." —Elizabeth Gilbert
About this Event

P&T Knitwear welcomes Alix Sloan and Jennie Willink to read from and discuss their debut middle grade book, The Peonies: Summer in the City. What happens when two eleven-year-old best friends find out this is their last summer together? They turn the worst news ever into the time of their lives.

“This is a book that truly understands the intensity, the joy, and the challenges of childhood friendships. I loved this story with all my heart." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

  • This is a free in-store event with limited amphitheater-style seating
  • All guests must be vaccinated to attend, and must provide proof of vaccination in order to enter event. We request all guests wear masks.
  • The talk will be followed by a book signing. Books signed at P&T Knitwear events must be purchased from P&T Knitwear. If you would like a signed copy and cannot attend the event, we're happy to take your pre-order. We ship most places!

Poppy and Esme (aka The Peonies) live in the same apartment building in New York City where they share a lively, non-traditional "friend-family" and are practically inseparable. But on the last day of fifth grade, the girls’ parents drop a bomb: Esme and her family are moving to California. After the shock wears off, the tweens set out to earn enough money to purchase two very special, very expensive, matching friendship necklaces. They start a dog walking business, Peony's Prancing Pups, and the adventure begins. Together, the Peonies impress skeptical grownups, tame unruly canines, and come to terms with the idea of living thousands of miles apart — all while having the best summer ever! Join Poppy and Esme as they navigate the ups and downs of real-world subjects like friendship, family, and finances in this heart-warming story filled with loyalty, laughs, and lots of dogs.


Alix Sloan and Jennie Willink are longtime friends and creative collaborators who met in New York City and share their own lively, non-traditional friend family. Inspired by all of the amazing young people in their lives, they set out to create a story about kids like them, for kids like them - and The Peonies were born. Alix and Jennie continue to write, together and individually, and hope you enjoy the adventures of Poppy and Esme.

Where is it happening?

P&T Knitwear Books & Podcasts, 180 Orchard Street, New York, United States

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