Festival Opening Keynote: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Join us on Thursday, September 22 to kick off our 17th Annual Festival of Books & Authors with Taylor Jenkins Reid at Calvary Moravian Church!

Reid will be chatting about her newest novel, Carrie Soto is Back. Each ticket will include a copy of the book.

After the event, she will personalize and sign all of her books. Her backlist will be available for purchase at the event.


We are thrilled to be hosting Taylor Jenkins Reid as our Festival Keynote Opening Event on Thursday, September 22! Tickets are now sold out for this event; you can add your name to the event waitlist here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/festival-opening-keynote-taylor-jenkins-reid-tickets-374513228147.

Pre-ordering a book online does not equal a ticket. 

This event is sold out, but you may still purchase a copy of Carrie Soto Is Backand Bookmarks will have it signed by the author; no personalizations available. Books will be available for pickup/shipping starting Wednesday, September 28. 


Click here to learn more about Bookmarks' 17th Annual Festival of Books & Authors.


  • When: Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Calvary Moravian Church (600 Holly Avenue Northwest)
  • Cost: $28 (+ tax & fees); includes a copy of Carrie Soto is Back
  • Click here to purchase tickets!
  • Booksigning with the author after the event
  • Masks are recommended for the signing line
  • No posed photography from the signing line
  • Backlist will be available for purchase

About Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novels Malibu RisingDaisy Jones and the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well as One True LovesMaybe in Another LifeAfter I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her books have been chosen by Reese’s Book Club, Read with Jenna, Indie Next, Best of Amazon, and Book of the Month. Her novel, Daisy Jones and the Six, is currently being adapted by Hello Sunshine into a limited series for Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

About Carrie Soto is Back

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.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Calvary Moravian Church
600 Holly Avenue Northwest
Winston Salem, NC 27101