Events & Reviews


Readings and events for ALL THE NEWS I NEED:

Thurs., March 2 — Hometown launch, Copperfields Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, CA, 7 p.m.

Wed., March 15 — San Francisco launch, in conversation with author/​curator Peg Alford Pursell, Booksmith, Haight St., San Francisco, CA, 7 p.m.

Wed., March 29 — Marin launch, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA, 7 p.m.

Wed., April 19 — [East Bay wrap!] — Mrs. Dalloway's, Berkeley, 7:30 p.m.

Selected Works

e.g. Fiction, History, Magazine Articles, etc. goes here
"Joan Frank has gifted us with two unforgettable characters in a novel filled to bursting with hard truths and shimmering beauty."
—Bob Wake, Cambridge Book Review

Joan Frank is a human insight machine."
—Carolyn Cooke

"I will be quoting her ‘rules for aging’ at many dinner parties!"
—Natalie Serber
"Wisdom deeply honed; beautifully crafted."
— Noelle Oxenhandler

"Writer-blues, writer-opera, writer-jazz."
— David Huddle
"Nothing less than astonishing."
– Matthew Iribarne

"A stylistic tour de force."
Cambridge Book Review
"Perceptive, funny, and wise."
The Boston Globe
"Astute, shrewd and, yes, frank. Surprising and rewarding."
San Francisco Chronicle
"Recalls Carson McCullers."
Trudy Lewis
"Exquisitely beautiful."
Rosa Shand
“What a pleasure to be in the witty, sophisticated world of Joan Frank’s fiction.”
"–Margot Livesey