An Evening with Tara Ison

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join Tara Ison, regional Arizona author, for a reading and signing of her new book, At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf (Ig Publishing, February 21, 2023). The reading will be followed by a Q&A led by Nicole Walker.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is encouraged but not required! RSVP here.


When Danielle Marton's father is killed during the early days of the German Occupation, her mother sends her to live in a quiet farming town near Limoges in Vichy France. Now called Marie-Jeanne Chantier, Danielle struggles to balance the truth of what's happened to her family and her country with the lies she must tell to keep herself safe. At first, she's bitter about being left behind by her mother, and horrified at having to milk the cow and memorize Catholic prayers for church. But as the years pass and the Occupation worsens, Danielle finds it easier to suppress her former life entirely, and Marie-Jeanne becomes less and less of an act. By the time she's fifteen and there is talk amongst the now divided town of an Allied invasion, not only has Danielle lost the memories of her father's face and the smell of her mother's perfume, but her very self, transforming into a strict Catholic and an anti-Semitic, fervent disciple of fascism.

Tara Ison is the author of the novels A Child out of Alcatraz, The List, and Rockaway; the short story collection Ball; and the essay collection Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in BOMB, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, Salon, O, the Oprah Magazine, and elsewhere. Her new novel, At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf, is the story of a young Jewish girl living in WWII France. Ison is currently professor of creative writing at Arizona State University. In another life, she was the co-writer of the cult classic Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's

Nicole Walker is the author of several books, most recently Processed Meats: Essays on Food, Flesh, and Navigating Disaster and The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet. She edits the Crux series at University of Georgia press and nonfiction at Diagram. She teaches creative writing at Northern Arizona University.

Event address: 
18 N. San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5230
At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf By Tara Ison Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632461452
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ig Publishing - February 21st, 2023