Joan Frankis the
author of four books of fiction—with
a fifth, a novel called Make It Stay, coming from
Permanent Press in March 2012. An essay collection, Because
You Have To: A Writing Life, will be published by the
University of Notre Dame Press in Fall 2012. Joan's 2010 story
collection, In Envy Country, won the ForeWord
Reviews Book of the Year award and Richard Sullivan Prize.