Pamela Carter Joern will sign "Toby's Last Resort"

What: Pamela Carter Joern will discuss and sign Toby's Last Resort

When: Sunday, June 4th at 1:00 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm, 2501 So. 90th St., Ste. 111


Toby Jenkins, the oldest surviving member of her family, has opened a summer residence program in the Nebraska Sandhills for the wounded and broken, misfits and dreamers. Besides her guests—a minister on sabbatical and a woman recovering from cancer treatment—Toby is joined by Anita and Luís, her hired help; Anita’s brother Gabe; and someone Toby least expected, her nearly estranged daughter, Nola Jean. Mother-daughter tensions, age-old prejudices, and generational divides challenge the members of this disparate community as they bump up against each other. Parallel conflicts occur against the backdrop of a changing rural landscape where history clashes with evolving mores. In this thoughtful and moving novel Pamela Carter Joern probes the complications of family relationships, identity, belonging, and the impact of long-held secrets.

Pamela Carter Joern is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, playwright, and teacher of writing. She is the author of The Floor of the Sky (Nebraska, 2006), In Reach (Bison Books, 2014), and The Plain Sense of Things (Nebraska, 2008).

Event date: 

Sunday, June 4, 2023 - 1:00pm
Toby's Last Resort (Flyover Fiction) By Pamela Carter Joern Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496232694
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2023

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