Meredith Walters, author of "This Animal Body"

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563-2504
This Animal Body cover
Meredith Walters

Stop in to meet Meredith Walters at her book signing and hear about her new work of magical realism, This Animal Body

Frankie Conner, first-year graduate student at UC Berkeley, is finally getting her life together. After multiple failures and several false starts, she's found her calling: become a neuroscientist, discover the cause of her depression and anxiety, and hopefully find a cure for herself and everyone like her.

But her first day of the program, Frankie meets a mysterious group of talking animals who claim to have an urgent message for her. The problem is, they're not willing to share it. Not yet. Not until she's ready.

While Frankie's new friends may not have her highly evolved, state-of-the-art, exalted human brain, they do know things she doesn't--poems, scientific facts, and what happened in the forgotten years before her adoption. Frankie can't dismiss her conversations with these animals as mere dreams, but she also can't accept them as real. To prove she's still sane, she investigates her past and defies the professor who heads her lab to conduct a series of scientific experiments to test just how much animals are capable of communicating. Just when Frankie uncovers the truth, she has to make an impossible choice: betray the animals she's fallen in love with--or give up her dream of neuroscience, her last chance at success, and everything she thought she knew.

Growing up in Atlanta, Meredith Walters often wandered nearby forests looking for animals and magic and writing stories about what she found. After getting a BA in literature from UC Berkeley, she spent ten years trying to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. Her adventures included volunteering for a nonprofit in Mexico, getting an MBA, and working for a social enterprise startup. Her short story collection The Adventures of Little One was published in 2018. Eventually, she moved back East to be close to her human and non-human family. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, working as a life/career coach helping others rediscover their lost magic and once again writing stories about what she finds on her wanders through the woods.


This Animal Body By Meredith Walters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684632428
Availability: Not on our shelves, but available to order.
Published: Sparkpress - April 16th, 2024