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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Lydia Netzer

Lydia Netzer’s debut novel Shine Shine Shine was a New York Times Notable Book for 2012, an Amazon Spotlight Book of the Month, a Target Book Club Pick, and was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Prize in Fiction. Her most recent book, How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky, is about fate and determinism, science and faith, and asks the question: what is love? Lydia will be appearing at Word of South with the author Joshilyn Jackson.