Author Event with Lisa Bunker

Book Talk & Signing with Lisa Bunker, Local Author of Zenobia July

Innisfree Bookshop, Friday, June 21st at 6:00 pm

On Friday, June 21st at 6:00 pm NH author LISA BUNKER will visit Innisfree Bookshop in the Mill Falls Marketplace to share her latest book ZENOBIA JULY, a transformative and captivating exploration of identity, friendship, and family through the lens of a trans girl.

Guests will enjoy light refreshments while Ms. Bunker reads some excerpts from her book, followed by an informal conversation about ZENOBIA JULY and book signing.  This highly acclaimed novel comes just in time for Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

 Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.

When someone anonymously posts hateful memes on her school's website, Zenobia knows she's the one with the abilities to solve the mystery, all while wrestling with the challenges of a new school, a new family, and coming to grips with presenting her true gender for the first time.

While the trans experience is the forefront of the story, there are also a multitude of diverse and extraordinary characters that fill the pages, sure to charm readers and challenge the notion that family is only the one we’re born into, and not the people we choose to surround ourselves with.

About the Author:

Hailed as an “author to watch” (Booklist), Bunker has crafted a timely, heartfelt, and honest look at the trans experience that tells a story beyond Zenobia’s gender identity while pushing the boundaries of what’s considered “normal.”


Event date: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
312 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, NH 03253
Zenobia July Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451479402
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019