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JOAN FRANK

Event date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
Featured Book: 
Try to Get Lost , Where You're All Going: Four Novellas

SANTA ROSA-- 

Try to Get Lost 

Through the author's travels in Europe and the United States, Try to Get Lost explores the quest for place that compels and defines us: the things we carry, how politics infuse geography, media's depictions of an idea of home, the ancient and modern reverberations of the word "hotel," and the ceaseless discovery generated by encounters with self and others on familiar and foreign ground. Frank posits that in fact time itself may be our ultimate, inhabited place--the "vastest real estate we know," with a "stunningly short" lease.

 

Where You're All Going: Four Novellas

In her quartet of novellas, Joan Frank invites readers into the inner lives of characters bewildered by love, grief, and inexplicable affinities. A young couple navigates a strange friendship and unexpected pregnancy; a woman recalls the bizarre fallout of her former lover's fame; a lonely widow is drawn to an arrogant young man; a wealthy spiritual seeker grapples with what wealth cannot affect. Witty and humane, Frank taps the riches of the novella form as she writes of loneliness, friendship, loss, and the filaments of intimacy that connect us through time.


AUTHOR: Joan Frank is the award-winning author of a number of books of literary fiction and essays including Because You Have To: A Writing Life and All the News I Need: A Novel. She lives with her husband, playwright Bob Duxbury, in the North Bay Area of California.

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Santa Rosa Store
775 Village Court
Santa Rosa
Try to Get Lost: Essays on Travel and Place Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826361370
Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability.
Published: University of New Mexico Press - February 15th, 2020

Where You're All Going (Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946448507
Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability.
Published: Sarabande Books - February 18th, 2020

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