HBF Presents Katherine J. Chen | Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc


In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us for a talk with Katherine J. Chen, author of Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc, an offering of the 2022 History Book Festival.

In 1412, France is mired in a losing war against England. Its people are starving, and its king is in hiding. From this chaos emerges a teenage girl who will turn the tide of battle. In Katherine J. Chen’s hands, the legend of Joan of Arc is transformed into a flesh-and-blood young woman: reckless, steel-willed, and brilliant. Navigating the perils of the battlefield and the equally treacherous politics of the royal court, Joan draws wrath and suspicion from all corners, while her first taste of fame and glory leaves her vulnerable to her own powerful ambition.

Katherine J. Chen is the author of Mary B, a novel about the overlooked middle sister in Pride and Prejudice. Her work has been published in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of BooksLiterary Hub, and the historical fiction anthology Stories from Suffragette City

We invite you to support the author by purchasing copy of their book from Browseabout Books. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed bookplate.

NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email the History Book Festival.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here. Closed captioning is available for this session. Information on enabling closed captioning in Zoom may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
111 Adams Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958