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Joan Boone for "The Best Girl"

  • SubText Books 6 West 5th Street Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States (map)

Join us in the store on Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Joan Boone for her memoir, "The Best Girl." Book signing to follow!

In her memoir, "The Best Girl," Joan Hicks Boone takes readers through the experience of growing up in a family struggling with alcoholism, domestic violence, neglect, and other dysfunctions. Throughout the book, readers will see and feel what Joan saw and felt as a toddler, young child, and adolescent – and how, throughout all that happens, she holds out hope that by being the best girl, her father will be healed, and her mother will smile. 

Joan is an exceptional, yet frank, storyteller who brings the reader directly into her home, providing unembellished awareness of the multiple issues that encompass domestic violence. "The Best Girl" is a story of resilience and survival and, as the book concludes, readers are left with feelings of possibility and hope: it appears that sixteen-year-old Joan is going to make it. 

About the author:
Joan Hicks Boone is an author and speaker from Burnsville, Minnesota. Joan is a former registered nurse who practiced in a variety of settings in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for over 32 years. Joan is currently working on her second book, The Choicemaker, a sequel to The Best Girl. For more information about Joan, visit her website at

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