Lidia Yuknavitch: The Book of Joan
We are thrilled to cap off our spring reading season with an appearance by the author of the most talked-about book of the spring: Lidia Yuknavitch with her new novel The Book of Joan.
This provocative novel offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine -- a reimagined Joan of Arc -- poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history. The book raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival. The New York Times describes the novel as "brilliant and incendiary," and says it "speaks to the reader in raw, boldly honest terms." The review goes on to say " The Book of Joan has the same unflinching quality as earlier works by Josephine Saxton, Doris Lessing, Frank Herbert, Ursula K. Le Guin and J.G. Ballard. Yet it's also radically new, full of maniacal invention and page-turning momentum."
Yuknavitch is the author of several award-winning books, including the novels The Small Backs of Children and Dora: A Headcase and the memoir The Chronology of Water. The Misfit's Manifesto, a book that grew out of her widely viewed Ted Talk, will be published in the fall. She received her doctorate in literature from the University of Oregon and founded the workshop series Corporeal Writing in Portland.
We're expecting a large crowd for this reading, so we encourage you to come early!
Pre-order now! This book will publish in late October.