Jessi Kirby
​​​​“Above all else, Things We Know By Heart explores the possibility of finding human connection through tragic loss. Couple that with Kirby’s gift for detail and writing relatable characters and you get a not just a love story, but one with a ferocious pulse.”  --​John Corey Whaley
Printz Award-winning author of Where Things Come Back

“The love story will hook readers—especially those who enjoyed John Green’s The Fault in our Stars. This memorable romance will ring true with teens.”​  --​School Library Journal

Listen to the first chapter here!​​


“Warning: Don’t start reading this book at night—or this deliciously addictive story-within-a-story will keep you up way past your bedtime.”

​Sonya Sones, author of What My Mother Doesn’t Know and To Be Perfectly Honest

“The story of Honor and Rusty’s road trip offers moments of hilarity, potential romance, and spiritual awareness as the two travel across the desert to commemorate Finn’s life…Readers will find themselves rooting for the two to see past their differences and get together. “


“I couldn’t put this book down. Kirby’s voice is fresh and wise, all at once. An incredible first novel.”

Sarah Dessen, New York Times Bestselling author
Events & Appearances

July 17th, 2015

​​Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego
7:30 pm​​
Robin Benway, Gretchen McNeil, & Tamara Ireland Stone​

October 4th, 2015

OC Children's Book Festival​​​​​

November 6th, 2015

California Library Association
Annual Conference​​​​​​

​​April 19, 2015

LA Times Festival of Books​​​​​
YA Stage 3:30pm​

April 20, 2015

Irvine High School

April 21, 2015

Launch Event at Barnes & Noble
Fashion Island

Canyon High School

Estancia High School

April 22, 2015

Washington Middle School

April 25th, 2015

Canyon Hills Library


​In stores now!