Joan Chase is an American writer. She is the author of two novels, During the Reign of the Queen of Persia and The Evening Wolves, and a collection of stories, Bonneville Blue. She has been awarded several prizes, including the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Joan Chase’s subtle story of three generations of women in the American Midwest in the 1950s negotiating lifetimes of “joy and ruin” deserves its place alongside such achievements as Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping and Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine. “Moving, unusual and accomplished.”—Margaret Atwood