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DISPLACED PERSONS: Stories

Winner of the New American Fiction Prize 

"A stunning collection of literary excellence."

   Weike Wang, author of Chemistry and Joan is Okay

Coming in June 2024
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"Elegant and heartbreakingly true stories." 

    Eileen Pollack, author of Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman

"Wise and thought provoking."

   Alice Elliot Dark, author of Fellowship Point

"This book is beautiful and wonderfully readable. I loved it." 

   Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

"Few writers see so deeply into their characters' lives."
   Dawn Raffel, author of Boundless as the Sky

About

Joan Leegant's story collection, DISPLACED PERSONS: STORIES, winner of the New American Fiction Prize, will be out in June 2024. She is a prior winner of the PEN/New England Book Award and the Wallant Award for Jewish Fiction, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. From 2007 to 2013, Joan was the visiting writer at Bar-Ilan University outside Tel Aviv where she also gave talks on American literature and culture under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy and was a volunteer ESL teacher for African refugees and asylum seekers, experiences that made their way into her fiction. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her family. 

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Displaced Persons

Wherever You Go

An Hour in Paradise

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VIrtual Literary Modi’in

Sunday, June 9, 2024, 1 PM EDT

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Temple Ahavat Achim, Gloucester, MA

Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 7 PM

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Temple Beth-El, Ithaca, NY

Sunday, September 8, 2024, 7 PM

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Temple Israel, Portsmouth, NH

Sunday, September 15, 2024, 10:30 AM

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Congregation B’nai Israel, Northampton, MA

Sunday, November 3, 2024, 10:30 AM

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Julia Borcherts: Julia(at)kayepublicity(dot)com. 773.878.0722

 

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