Toni Mirosevich in Conversation with Janine Kovac

Author TONI MIROSEVICH will make an in-store appearance at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore on Wednesday, August 10th. Toni will read from and discuss her new linked story collection, Spell Heaven and Other Stories, in which, after moving to a coastal town, a gay couple is drawn to a group of outsiders living on the edge of the sea. Toni will be joined in discussion by author Janine Kovac (right).

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Stories in the the collection include the tale of an undocumented boy's drowning when a wave pulls him out to sea, an ex–FBI agent’s surveillance of a man who leaves chocolate bars at a tree in a weekly ritual, a mother on meth who teaches a lesson on mercy, and Kite Man, who flies kites from a fishing pole and sells drugs on the side. His motto: When the kites fly, you can buy.


TONI MIROSEVICH was raised in a Croatian American fishing family in Everett, Washington. She is the author of a book of nonfiction stories, Pink Harvest, winner of the First Series Award for Creative Nonfiction, and five books of poetry. A professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University for many years, she currently resides with her wife in Pacifica, California.

Drawing from her career as a professional ballet dancer, JANINE KOVAC writes about power dynamics and women’s bodies. Her memoir Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home was a semifinalist for Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Prize and a winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Due to ongoing COVID concerns and customer safety considerations, we will be limiting the number of attendees at our in-store events. To that end, please note the following and thank you for your understanding.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. Registration ends at 4pm on August 10th.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

PROOF OF up-to-date vaccination and boosting will be required at the door, as will masking for attendees during the event.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Spell Heaven: and Other Stories Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640095168
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Counterpoint - April 26th, 2022