reads from her new novel, All the News I Need, winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction admiistered by UMass Press.
“A deep dive into the heart of friendship, of memory and regret, of aging and loss… redemptive and wholly satisfying surprises…Joan Frank has gifted us with two unforgettable characters in a novel filled to bursting with hard truths and shimmering beauty.”—Bob Wake, Cambridge Review
A story of love and sex and friendship, of art and travel—and of those small changes, within our reach, that may help us save ourselves—somewhere toward the end.
“This wholly original novel asks and answers the most urgent of all questions: how are we to live? In precise, pointillist prose, Joan Frank humbly delivers an unforgettable and unconventional love story with characters who both define and defy the rules of aging. Beneath the surface of these deceptively quiet pages lies a barely containable exuberance, a life-force I found moving and inspiring.”—Christopher Castellani
Joan Frank is also the award-winning author of Because You Have To: A Writing Life, and Make It Stay, among other novels and story collections. A reviewer of literary fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle, she lives in Northern California.