Award Winning Novelist to Speak at Local Bookstore, Francie & Finch

Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Leslie Huerta
Francie & Finch Bookshop

Jonis Agee, one of the most prolific novelists working today has been awarded the first place in Fiction for the 2017 Celebration of Nebraska Books.  She will be reading from The Bones of Paradise: A Novel at Francie & Finch Bookshop on Monday, October 16th at 6:00 p.m.

“The Bones of Paradise is a multigenerational family saga that is set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sand Hills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee.  A kaleidoscopic portrait of misfits, schemers, chancers, and dreamers, Agee’s bold new novel is a panorama of America at the dawn of a new century “ writes publisher HarperCollins.

“A deceptively leisurely, intensely heart-rending historical about greed and love gone wrong…Rose and Dulcinea are women strong enough to cow John Wayne…[in] this sexy, violent, intricate Western.” – Kirkus Reviews

Jonis joins Theodore Wheeler, author of Kings of Broken Things.  This powerful and fiery story takes place during the summer of 1919 in Omaha – a city ready to implode.
 The two novels complement each other with their Nebraska historical references and poignantly human connections.
Books will be available for purchase and the authors will sign them.  Join us on Monday, October 16th at 6:00pm.
Located at 130 S. 13th Street in the historical Telephone Building, Francie & Finch is an independent bookstore that sells new books of all kinds including the arts and music, history and non-fiction and plain old good stories by great writers. There is a dedicated children’s section, local art and a selection of vinyl albums.