This month Bywater Books features Goldenrod, the long-awaited sequel to Jericho and Aftermath by award-winning author Ann McMan.
SEPTEMBER AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: ANN McMAN
Today’s forecast: Cloudy, with a zero-percent chance of sequel.
“Very well,” I replied. “The reaction to it has been great. It makes me nervous to say so, but I think I hit the mark with this one. I was worried about the ratio of more serious content, but readers really seem to get it.”
Praise for Goldenrod
“Goldenrod takes us back to Jericho, where the modern-day fight for respect and civil rights can sometimes be a literal fight. Its hardscrabble characters invoke Dorothy Allison; its provocative humor, Rita Mae Brown. In other words—it’s pure Ann McMan. ” — Lambda Literary Award winner, KG MacGregor
“Goldenrod is a substantial, touching, loving-at times, laugh-out-loud-funny gathering of evocative characters who lead intricately interwoven lives in a setting as dramatic and full of life as its inhabitants. Ann McMan is a writer with a multitude of unique gifts, and I thank her for sharing them so freely with her readers.” —Trailblazer Lee Lynch, author of The Swashbuckler
“McMan’s writing is glorious, her wit and intellect as sharp as ever, and her pin-point descriptions are those of a keen observer of the absurdity of human behaviour.” —Velvet Lounger, The Lesbian Reading Room
“With politics being what they are right now in the United States and across the world, this is a book we need—it draws a line in the sand about what’s right and what’s not, in our homes and in our communities. Even better, it does so in a way that’s warm, witty, and engaging.” —Tara Scott, The Lesbian Review
“Funny, smart, informed, and very tender, this is a superb novel of multiple levels of interpretation; Ann shows once again that she is not only a fine tale spinner, but an excellent craftswoman as well!” —Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer
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New Release for September 2017
“Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound makes lesbian lives visible in a Jewish world where families struggle with feminism and lesbianism together.” —Julie R. Enszer, editor of Sinister Wisdom
“What a gift to the world—this modern classic blend of magic-realism, Jewish fable, and lesbian drama is every bit as powerful today as I remember. Give yourself a treat already—read this!” —Elana Dykewomon, author of Beyond the Pale