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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3 East Jackson Street
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC 28779
The Magnetic Girl Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781938235481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hub City Press - April 9th, 2019

Download Audiobooks

Libro.fmWe've partnered with Libro.fm to bring you a top-notch option for digital audiobooks. Take a look at our large catalog of recorded books at https://libro.fm/citylightsnc 

Dig Sylva LogoOur Neighbors: City Lights Cafe