Josan Janis Cooke Newman

Josan Janis Cooke Newman

Josan Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the memoir, The Russian Word for Snow, which has been continuously in print since 2001, as well as the novels Mary; Mrs. A. Lincoln, which was an LA Times Book Prize Finalist and USA Today’s Historical Novel of the Year, and A Master Plan for Rescue, which was a SF Chronicle Best Book of 2015. She is a member of the San Francisco Zen Center, and received the precepts in April 2019.