Books by Jo Ann Beard

IN ZANESVILLE by Jo Ann Beard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2011

"This could be an instruction book for a perceptive teenager. For an adult, it resonates as a bittersweet remembrance of a time when life was more difficult than it should have been."
Angst, and a grudging reconciliation to childhood being left behind, are the heart of this debut novel. Read full book review >
THE BOYS OF MY YOUTH by Jo Ann Beard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 1998

These one-dimensional autobiographical fragments of girlhood, young adulthood, and a crumbling marriage are exercises in mere recollection, mostly lacking the reflection or the narrative drive to make them worthwhile. There are many reasons a writer's life stories can be interesting to other people. Read full book review >