Join us at Charis Books on Friday, March 6th at 7:30 for a literary reading and Q & A by Lori Horvitz, author of the just released book (Feb 2015) of memoir-essays, "The Girls of Usually." Author Lori Horvitz is Professor of Literature and Language at University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she teaches courses in creative writing, literature, and directs their Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. Parking Lot is available across the street from Charis Books and More/Charis Circle! Book Description: Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the "shiksa in her living room," a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the "happy blonde families," she becomes a "hippie chick" who travels the world in search of … something. The Girls of Usually chronicles each trip, each romance, each experiment in reinventing herself that draws her closer to discovering the secret door through which she can escape from deep-rooted patterns and accept her own cultural, ethnic, and sexual identity. These smart, witty, and heartbreaking essays are pure magic and Lori Horvitz is, truly, a magician of the form. —Lee Ann Roripaugh, author of Dandarians go to www.LoriHorvitz.com for more information on the author and her work!
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