Author Joanne Leedom-Ackerman will be in Dallas Saturday, March 16, 2024 to talk about her latest book, THE FAR SIDE OF THE DESERT (Oceanview Publishing, March 2024).

Joanne, a former longtime Dallas resident, will appear in conversation with Doris Booth, CEO of at 4 p.m. that day at Interbang Books, 5600 W. Lovers Lane, #142. The public is inivted to attend.

Sisters Samantha and Monte Waters are vacationing together in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, enjoying a festival and planning to meet with their brother, Cal—but the idyllic plans are short-lived. When terrorists’ attacks rock the city around them, Monte, a U.S. foreign service officer, and Samantha, an international television correspondent, are separated, and one of them is whisked away in the frenzy.

The Far Side of the Desert by Joanne Leedom-AckermanPraise:

“The Far Side of the Desert is that rare story-a literary work and a first-rate thriller. Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, who has traveled the world advocating for human rights, is one of the few writers today who can construct a superb and complex international spy novel. The Far Side of the Desert is stellar.”
Jennifer Clement, former President of PEN International and award-winning novelist of Prayers for the Stolen, Gun Love and The Widow Basquiat

About the Author

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is a novelist, short story writer, and journalist whose works of fiction include Burning Distance, The Dark Path to the River, and No Marble Angels. Her recent nonfiction book, PEN Journeys: Memoir of Literature on the Line, drew inspiration from her job as a vice president of the worldwide writers and human rights organization PEN International. She is also on the boards of the American Writers Museum, the International Center for Journalists, Words Without Borders, and Refugees International. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Texas Institute of Letters. The Far Side of the Desert is her latest novel. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.