Coffee & Conversation: Jessica Francis Kane

Jessica Francis Kane will be at Towne Center Books to discuss her new book Rules for Visiting.
Join us for a conversation with Jessica over coffee and refreshments!
Thursday, May 30th at 11:00 AM

At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she's turned inward, finding pleasure in language, her work as a gardener, and keeping her neighbors at arm's length while keenly observing them. But when she is unexpectedly granted some leave from her job, May is inspired to reconnect with four once close friends. She knows they will never have a proper reunion, so she goes, one-by-one, to each of them. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey. What might the world have had if, instead of waiting, Penelope had set out on an adventure of her own?

Rules for Visiting is a richly written novel that explores the power of friendship and our connection to the natural world.

Jessica Francis Kane was born in Berkeley and grew up in Ann Arbor. She is the author of short story collections Bending Heaven and This Close. Her first novel, The Report, was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, the Indie Booksellers’ Choice Award, and the Grub Street Book Prize for Fiction  Rules for Visiting is her second novel.

This is a free event! RSVP below!


Event date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00am
Event address: 
555 Main St.
Pleasanton, CA 94566