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Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses is a light at the end of the tunnel…

Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses is “a light at the end of the tunnel,” and “a refuge from everyday life, a place of enchantment and safety.” What more can we ask for right now?

Jazmina Barrera photo with On Lighthouses cover in background

If, like us, you’re feeling a bit adrift, isolated, or lost, may we suggest a deep dive into Mexican author Jazmina Barrera’s poetic musings on lighthouses, beautifully translated by Christina MacSweeney?

Did you miss Jazmina and author Eula Biss talking about getting lost and shifting metaphors? Check out the video here.

Did you catch Jazmina and writer Philip Hoare discussing our relationship with peril and safeguarding at the edge of the sea? Check out the video here.

And if you still haven’t gotten your fill–because of course you haven’t–join Jazmina and Christina MacSweeney on Saturday, October 3 for a reading and discussion of On Lighthouses, hosted by Desperate Literature, an international bookshop in Madrid. FIND MORE INFO HERE!

Tuesday, October 6 when Jazmina will be in conversation with Sally Snowman, the current and last keeper of the Boston Light and first woman to hold the position. REGISTER HERE!

Jazmina will talk about lighthouses and the act of belonging on October 15 as part of Fall for the Book, an independent non-profit literary arts organization based at George Mason University that promotes reading by sponsoring a variety of year-round events and activities. REGISTER HERE!

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the book for you and a friend from Brookline Booksmith, Point Reyes Books, Pilsen Community Books, or your favorite local indie bookstore.

We wish you smooth sailing and calm waters in the weeks ahead!