Jane Binns Book Launch

Jane Binns grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a BS from Eastern Michigan University, an MS in education from Syracuse University, and an MFA in prose from Naropa University. In 1998, she was awarded the Jack Kerouac Award for Prose. She was the managing editor of Bombay Gin with Lisa Birman from 1998 to 1999. She is an English composition instructor at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO, and has worked in online learning assisting faculty, students, and staff with the online platform since 2006.



At the age of thirty-five, desperate to salvage a self that has been suffocating for years, Jane Binns leaves her husband of twelve years. She has no plan or intention but to leave, however, and therein begin the misadventures lying in wait for her.

Over the years that follow, Binns falls in love with Steve, a man who offers little more than a spurious connection, although he has a talent for making her feel heard. During their off periods, she dates other men - but she inevitably compares each new suitor to Steve, and all of them fall short. Ultimately, it takes the loss of her father, followed by the death of her ex-husband five months later, for her to finally let go of Steve - and, in the process, fully unearth the self she's been chasing all along.

Event date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Broken Whole: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631524332
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - November 13th, 2018