"And this is the way a novel gets written, in ignorance, fear, sorrow, madness, and a kind of psychotic happiness that serves as an incubation for the wonders being born."
Jack Kerouac

Barbara Shoup Launch Party:
Looking for Jack Kerouac

Friday, August 22    6pm – 8pm
Indy Reads Books

911 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Barbara's newest young adult novel Looking for Jack Kerouac tells the story of Paul, an Indiana teen whose spontaneous road trip leads him across the country to find his idol, Jack Kerouac. A poignant coming-of-age tale, Looking for Jack Kerouac is a story of self-discovery and finding answers in the ways we'd least expect.

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"Like Kerouac's own writing, Barbara Shoup's new book "Looking for Jack Kerouac" brings you right into his world and gives the reader a chance to spend time with him. Shoup's portrayal of Kerouac is astonishingly real and provides a whole fresh look of what it was like for those few of us left who spent time with him. Like Kerouac, she is a masterful story teller."
David Amram, author of Off Beat: Collaborating with Kerouac

"Barbara Shoup's "Looking for Jack Kerouac" brings alive the magic of the man who created The Beat Generation and dramatizes his perennial appeal to youth!"
Dan Wakefield, author of New York in the Fifties

"After his mother dies, Paul takes off to hunt down the one person with whom he connects– the hipster author, Jack Kerouac. On the road, Paul encounters truckers and even mermaids in this odyssey about first love, grief, baseball and breaking away. Shoup gifts thinking teens with a powerful journey towards self-discovery. This is the real thing."
Margaret McMullan, author of Sources of Light and How I Found the StrongX

Written by Indiana Writers Center — August 12, 2014

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