tmoebookThe Moment of Everything

In the heart of Silicon Valley, a young woman finds her calling while saving a used bookstore.


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I like eating cantaloupe, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and dancing to blues music, possibly all at the same time.


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Thoroughly rooted in the now, but achingly in love with the past, The Moment of Everything is a book lover’s book — a warm-hearted illustration of the continuing relevance of books and bookstores in our modern culture that’s sure to make readers fall in love.

Lydia Netzer

author of Shine, Shine and How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky

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I’m Shelly, and as you can see, I write books. My first novel, The Moment of Everything, was released from Grand Central Publishing (Hachette) in 2014. Here you’ll find out more about me, my work, any up-to-date news, such as appearances.

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