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DISPLACED PERSONS: A Book of Short Stories by Author, Joan Leegant Commentaries from the Edge

    • Society & Culture

“…..but no one, it seems, is able to give you directions.”   Excerpt from a book of poems by Billy Collins


Have you ever wished you had a roadmap of your life, like a GPS that clearly tells you what direction to take?   DISPLACED PERSONS, Author and Educator Joan Leegant’s most recent book of stories, creates characters that enthrall you as they struggle to find their direction and make difficult decisions.  As a gifted short story Writer, Essayist and Teacher, Ms. Leegant pushes her readers, not allowing them to shy away from the complexities that everyone faces as life is navigated.  This beautifully written compilation of fictional tales was published this year, 2024, and won the New American Fiction Prize.  It is not the Author’s first award recognizing her as a major talent.  In 2003, her first book of short stories, AN HOUR IN PARADISE, won the New England PEN Book Award. 

The greatest award awaits the readers of the 13 short stories of DISPLACED PERSONS.   Here is a limited sample of its story titles: “The Baghdadi”, “Remittances”, “The Innocent”, “The Book of Splendor”, “Roots”, all full of Ms. Leegant’s layered imagination and compelling story telling power.  If there is a theme running through all the tales it is that everyone is dealing with a fast changing world.   All of the characters in this book are at different stages of finding solid ground to stand on and the strength to go forward into the unknown. 

TO CONTACT:   Go to the website, joanleegant.com

                             Order the book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble

“…..but no one, it seems, is able to give you directions.”   Excerpt from a book of poems by Billy Collins


Have you ever wished you had a roadmap of your life, like a GPS that clearly tells you what direction to take?   DISPLACED PERSONS, Author and Educator Joan Leegant’s most recent book of stories, creates characters that enthrall you as they struggle to find their direction and make difficult decisions.  As a gifted short story Writer, Essayist and Teacher, Ms. Leegant pushes her readers, not allowing them to shy away from the complexities that everyone faces as life is navigated.  This beautifully written compilation of fictional tales was published this year, 2024, and won the New American Fiction Prize.  It is not the Author’s first award recognizing her as a major talent.  In 2003, her first book of short stories, AN HOUR IN PARADISE, won the New England PEN Book Award. 

The greatest award awaits the readers of the 13 short stories of DISPLACED PERSONS.   Here is a limited sample of its story titles: “The Baghdadi”, “Remittances”, “The Innocent”, “The Book of Splendor”, “Roots”, all full of Ms. Leegant’s layered imagination and compelling story telling power.  If there is a theme running through all the tales it is that everyone is dealing with a fast changing world.   All of the characters in this book are at different stages of finding solid ground to stand on and the strength to go forward into the unknown. 

TO CONTACT:   Go to the website, joanleegant.com

                             Order the book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble

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