Jo Ann Beard - Signed Books

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"A stunning collection - Jo Ann Beard truly is a master of her form." — Suzanna, Oblong Books

A searing and exhilarating new collection from the acclaimed author of The Boys of My Youth and In Zanesville.

Since the publication of her groundbreaking book, The Boys of My Youth, Jo Ann Beard has been heralded as a master of the autobiographical essay. Now, Beard returns with nine pieces in which she investigates survival and grief, love and betrayal in the precise, vigorous, and intensely personal language that has made her work a touchstone to readers and writers everywhere.

In these genre-defying works, Beard captures both the unexpectedly luminous moments of daily existence and those in which life and death hang in the balance: a man jumps from a burning building to save his own life; a woman fights off a home invader with only a shovel; and in the title, novella-length story, the narrator contends with questions of love and mortality, friendship and betrayal.

With exquisite language and unflinching observation, Festival Days captures the pain and joy of our human experience, and shows a pioneering author at the pinnacle of her talent.

Releases March 16, 2021. 

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