Jessica Handler Debut Novel
Memoirist Jessica Handler will visit City Lights Bookstore on Tuesday, July 16th (2019) at 6:30 p.m. to present her exciting debut novel The Magnetic Girl. A captivating fictional take on the history of Lulu Hurst, The Magnetic Girl follows the tale of a fierce teen and the path she blazes to captivate enthusiastic audiences and make her place in postbellum Appalachia. Bestselling author Wiley Cash said, “Jessica Handler’s literary power feels like sleight of hand. It’s impossible that a novel can be this beautiful, this haunting, and this resonant.”
Jessica Handler is the accomplished nonfiction author of Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Invisible Sisters: A Memoir and has also appeared on NPR and in Tin House, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and other outlets, with essays and nonfiction pieces. To reserve copies of The Magnetic Girl please call City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, North Carolina at 828-586-9499.
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