IN PERSON - Jennifer Givhan and James Wade

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Brazos Bookstore--
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos Bookstore will be hosting Jennifer Givhan and James Wade in person on Thursday, October 27th from 6:30 to 8pm. Jennifer and James will be reading from their books followed by a discussion on craft followed by a discussion on craft moderated by the Writers League of Texas.

Face Masks are required to attend the event.

About River Woman, River Demon

Eva Santos Moon is a burgeoning Chicana artist who practices the ancient, spiritual ways of brujería and curanderisma, but she’s at one of her lowest points—suffering from disorienting blackouts, creative stagnation, and a feeling of disconnect from her magickal roots. When her husband, a beloved university professor and the glue that holds their family together, is taken into custody for the shocking murder of their friend, Eva doesn’t know whom to trust—least of all, herself. She soon falls under suspicion as a potential suspect, and her past rises to the surface, dredging up the truth about an eerily similar death from her childhood.

About Beasts of the Earth

Beasts of the Earth tells the story of Harlen LeBlanc, a dependable if quiet employee of the Carter Hills High School’s grounds department, whose carefully maintained routine is overthrown by an act of violence. As the town searches for answers, LeBlanc strikes out on his own to exonerate a friend, while drawing the eyes of the law to himself and fending off unwelcome voices that call for a sterner form of justice.

Jennifer Givhan, a National Endowment for the Arts and PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellow, is a Chicana and indigenous novelist, poet, and transformational coach. She is the author of Jubilee, which received an honorable mention for the 2021 Rudolfo Anaya Best Latino-Focused Fiction Book Award, and Trinity Sight, winner of the 2020 Southwest Book Award. She has also published five full-length poetry collections and her honors include the Frost Place Latinx Scholarship and the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize.

James Wade lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and daughter. He is the author of River, Sing Out and All Things Left Wild, a winner of the prestigious MPIBA Reading the West Award for Debut Fiction, and a recipient of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel from the Western Writers of America.

River Woman, River Demon By Jennifer Givhan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665057509
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Blackstone Publishing - October 4th, 2022

Beasts of the Earth By James Wade Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665024082
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - October 11th, 2022