Mesha Maren - Perpetual West

The Country Bookshop will be hosting author Mesha Maren to celebrate the paperback release of her novel Perpetual West! She will be in conversation with the bookshop's Kimberly Daniels Taws.

The event will take place on Thursday, January 19th at 5pm at the bookshop.

Registration is required on

Mesha Maren's brilliant second novel follows the story of one couple, a Mexican American man in search of his past and an American woman seeking a future. As Alex and Elana try to make their home among the academics and young leftists in El Paso and Juárez, they are pulled from each other by an affair with a lucha libre fighter, their struggles to define themselves, and the loud cry of home.

Mesha Maren is the author of Sugar Run. Her work has appeared in the Oxford Americanthe GuardianTin House, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. She is an assistant professor at Duke University and also serves as a NEA Writing Fellow at the federal prison camp in Alderson, West Virginia.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Perpetual West By Mesha Maren Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643753409
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - January 17th, 2023

​“Stunning . . . A forceful addition to the literature of the U.S.-Mexican border and its ongoing history of tragedy and joy.”
—Jennifer Clement, The New York Times Book Review 

“Suspenseful, seductive . . .