Jacqueline St. Joan is an award-winning author who will speak about her book, My Sisters Made of Light
, Thursday, July 5th
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Lakewood Library.
Colorado author Ms. St. Joan has worn many hats: poet, travel writer, teacher, and lawyer. She has worked in Denver as a domestic violence advocate, county judge, and law professor.
Her novel, My Sisters Made of Light
, follows three generations of a Pakistani family as they make their way through life in the political, social, and religious
maze that is their motherland. The reader is pulled into the compelling, heartbreaking, and often terrifying world of honor crimes against women in Pakistan through the life andfamily history of Ujala. Ujala decides to follow the path for which her mother has prepared her and pushes aside fears for her own safety to help other women escape from the impossible situations in which they find themselves.
Dorothy Allison, author of the critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, says, "[Jacqueline St. Joan] brings to her story what she brought to the law, a conviction that life is full of both struggle and purpose and that grace comes to us when we have no reason to expect it."
Join us to hear from this informed and compassionate champion of women’s rights!