ASU Book Group: ‘By the Forces of Gravity’ by Rebecca Fish Ewan

This event last occurred Sept. 18, 2019

The ASU Book Group's September 2019 reading selection is "By the Forces of Gravity" by Rebecca Fish Ewan. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon to 1 p.m. in the Piper Writers House on ASU's Tempe campus. Haven't read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present. A no-host luncheon follows at the University Club. 


Ewan’s illustrated coming-of-age memoir, set in 1970s Berkeley, California, reflects on a childhood friendship cut short by tragedy. In an era of laissez-faire parenting, she drops out of elementary school and takes up residence in a kids commune — no parents allowed! — and we follow her, bestie Luna and their hippie cohorts as they search for love, acceptance and cosmic truths. Full of adventure and heartache.

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Rebecca Fish Ewan is associate professor of landscape architecture in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Ewan received her MFA in creative writing from ASU in 2004.

The ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2019-2020 are:

The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

Cover of By the Forces of Gravity by Rebecca Fish Ewan

Piper Writers House

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