The Avid Reader is pleased to welcome author G.M. Monks and her debut novel, Iola O, in-store on Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m.
More about Iola O:
Iola O is a story of resilience, diversity and self-discovery. Open-minded Iola Boggs, born in a xenophobic village, is proud that she was a non-combat pilot during World War II. Jim Lewis never served in the war, but he helped the war effort in other ways. They meet in post-war Philadelphia, marry, and raise a family. The central characters’ profound differences lead them in different directions as they search for fulfillment.
This work of fiction is part historical, part licit/illicit love story, part family saga, part tragedy, part comedy.
More about G.M. Monks:
G. M. Monks lives near San Francisco. Her short stories and poems have appeared in a variety of literary venues including: The Hunger, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, The RavensPerch, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, GFT, Embodied Effigies, Kansas City Voices, Alehouse, and elsewhere. She was the runner-up (with publication) in the Big Wonderful Press Funny Poem contest and received an honorable mention in the 2016 New Millennium Writings Award competition.