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In-Store and Virtual Event - Jennifer Givhan discussing RIVER WOMAN, RIVER DEMON

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 7:00pm

Jennifer Givhan, in discussion with Sarina Dahlan
An In-Store & Virtual Hybrid Event

This in-store event with Jennifer Givhan, is discussion with Sarina Dahlan, is free to attend! It will consist of a 30-minute discussion with the authors, followed by a book signing line. The event will also be streamed through our Crowdcast for those unable to attend in person.

Purchasing your copy of RIVER WOMAN, RIVER DEMON or any of the author’s other available books through Mysterious Galaxy will get you a ticket for the priority signing line after the author discussion has concluded. Purchasing your books through us allows us to continue to host author events like this one, so we thank you in advance for your support! If you have not purchased a book through us, you can still get books signed, but will have to wait until the end after the priority signing line has finished.

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If you are not attending the event, you can still purchase a signed book!
Just add any of Jennifer Givhan and/or Sarina Dahlan's available book(s) to your cart and put that you’d like a signed copy in the order comments on the checkout screen, along with the desired personalization if any (i.e., “To Mysty”). Personalization requests for anything beyond a name, like a note, quote, or doodle, are up to the author’s discretion and are not guaranteed.

Please note, online orders must be placed by 12:00pm Pacific Time on the day of the event (October 4th). To order a book after this time, or to add/modify a personalization request on an existing order, please call the store at 619-539-7137.

About the Authors
JENNIFER GIVHAN, a National Endowment for the Arts and PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellow, is a Chicana and indigenous novelist, poet, and transformational coach. She is the author of JUBILEE, which received an honorable mention for the 2021 Rudolfo Anaya Best Latino-Focused Fiction Book Award, and TRINITY SIGHT, winner of the 2020 Southwest Book Award. She has also published four full-length poetry collections and her honors include the Frost Place Latinx Scholarship and the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize. She raises her children in New Mexico.

SARINA DAHLAN was born into an Indonesian family in Thailand, and immigrated to the United States at the age of twelve. While children in the west grow up on fairy tales, she learned parables through ghost stories, mythologies, and Japanese manga. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with degrees in psychology and visual arts, she has blended both disciplines in careers as an advertising producer, a corporate marketing strategist, and an award-winning writer. She lives in California with her family and is currently raising her three children on a healthy diet of history, Thai curry, and scientific thinking. RESET is her first novel.

When Eva's husband is arrested for the murder of a friend, she must confront her murky past and embrace her magick to find out what really happened that night on the river.

Eva Santos Moon is a burgeoning Chicana artist who practices the ancient, spiritual ways of brujer a and curanderisma, but she's at one of her lowest points--suffering from disorienting blackouts, creative stagnation, and a feeling of disconnect from her magickal roots. When her husband, a beloved university professor and the glue that holds their family together, is taken into custody for the shocking murder of their friend, Eva doesn't know whom to trust--least of all, herself. She soon falls under suspicion as a potential suspect, and her past rises to the surface, dredging up the truth about an eerily similar death from her childhood.

Struggling with fragmented memories and self-doubt, an increasingly terrified Eva fears that she might have been involved in both murders. But why doesn't she remember? Only the dead women know for sure, and they're coming for her with a haunting vengeance. As she fights to keep her family out of danger, Eva realizes she must use her magick as a bruja to protect herself and her loved ones, while confronting her own dark history.

A psychological thriller that weaves together the threads of folk magick with personal and cultural empowerment, River Woman, River Demon is a mysterious incantation of reckoning with the past and claiming one's unique power and voice.


River Woman, River Demon By Jennifer Givhan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665057509
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blackstone Publishing - October 4th, 2022

Trinity Sight By Jennifer Givhan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781094091211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blackstone Publishing - October 13th, 2020

Jubilee By Jennifer Givhan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665088152
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blackstone Publishing - October 26th, 2021

Reset By Sarina Dahlan Cover Image
ISBN: 9798200834280
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blackstone Publishing - September 20th, 2022

Reset By Sarina Dahlan Cover Image
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9781094086309
Published: Blackstone Publishing - May 25th, 2021