Dream Country has received its fifth starred review, from Publisher’s Weekly.
From the review: “With riveting, lyrical prose, Gibney’s accomplished novel explores universal themes of home, family, power struggles, and endurance while demonstrating the liberating power of storytelling.”
Shannon will read and be in conversation with Korean author Kim Sagwa about her new Milkweed novel, Mina, this Friday night, October 12, 7 pm, at Milkweed Editions, 1011 Washington Ave. S, in Minneapolis.
Shannon will also be on a YA literature panel at the Twin Cities Book Festival, this Saturday, October 13, at 1:30 pm:
COMPLEX CHARACTERS, COMPLEX WORLDS
Young Readers and Teen Stage, Progress Center, 1:30pm
Authors Shannon Gibney (Dream Country), Tiffany Jackson (Monday’s Not Coming), and Kiersten White (The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein) show their character-crafting chops in their new books, and we want to know how they do it. Join these powerhouse authors as they share the stories and inspirations behind their complex characters and the complex worlds in which they live.
Shannon reads at Marcus Books, 3900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, in Oakland, California, the evening of Friday, October 19. More details forthcoming.
She also gives the Core Convocation Lecture at St. Kate’s on Wednesday, November 7, 7-8:30 pm, in the Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium (details below).