BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for their monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman’s top recommended read for Austin. August’s pick is Jaguar Man by Lara Naughton. Naughton will be at BookPeople Monday, August 22 at 7pm to speak & sign copies of her book. Pick up a copy of the Statesman from Sunday, August 14 to read their review of the book!
Author and documentary playwright Lara Naughton thought her two-week trip to Belize would be a dream vacation. That dream, however, was quickly shattered as Naughton was abducted into the wilds of the Central American forest by a man posing as her cabdriver.
Lara’s survival and journey of healing is poignant, compelling, and exceptional. Bending the limits of reality, she uses myth to process her experience. As Lara seeks a new understanding of herself, her lyrical, haunting prose reveals a belief that there is room for compassion—for self and and others—even in the midst of violence.
Read more about the book from Joe Gross in the Statesman.
Join us on 8/22 at 7pm as Naughton shares the harrowing experience from her new book The Jaguar Man and learn why compassion and forgiveness were the keys to her survival.