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Random House Studio Sessions: Taylor Jenkins Presents Carrie Soto is Back

Random House Studio Sessions:
Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Carrie Soto Is Back
8.29.22 | 8 PM ET / 5 pm PT

Random House Studio Sessions is our new event series featuring live conversations with the biggest names on your bookshelf, filmed in our studio and broadcast virtually to wherever you are. These authors will take us behind-the-scenes of their latest releases—and give a peek into their own reading and writing practices, too.­

Join us on August 29 at 8 p.m. ET for Random House Studio Sessions: Taylor Jenkins Reid presents Carrie Soto Is Back, as the author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo virtually launches her latest novel about a legendary athlete attempting a comeback when the world considers her past her prime.­

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed 20 Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father, Javier, as her coach.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan. At 37 years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement for one epic final season, in an attempt to reclaim her record.

The event will be broadcast via Zoom, and each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Carrie Soto Is Back in addition to event access. You can register for your ticket and book through one of our four independent bookstore partners, Brookline Booksmith, Gramercy Books, Oxford Exchange, and Third Place Books. Choose the store closest to you—or one you’d love to visit!­

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Carrie Soto Is Back

Taylor Jenkins Reid

In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime—from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising.

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father, Javier, as her coach. A former champion himself, Javier has trained her since the age of two.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan.

At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked “the Battle-Axe” anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.

In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.

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