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An Evening with Julia Phillips, Author of "Disappearing Earth"

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room

Evoking the Kamchatka Peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, a fascinating region on the other side of the world, this suspenseful story announces the debut of a profoundly gifted writer. Taking us through a year in Kamchatka, Disappearing Earth enters with astonishing emotional acuity the worlds of a cast of richly drawn characters, all connected by a crime: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother.

We are transported to vistas of rugged beauty–densely wooded forests, open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, and the glassy seas that border Japan and Alaska–and into a region as complex as it is alluring, where social and ethnic tensions have long simmered, and where outsiders are often the first to be accused.

About the Author

Julia Phillips is a Fulbright fellow whose writing has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Atlantic, Slate, and The Moscow Times. She lives in Brooklyn.

"​A superb debut...Nearly flawless." — The New York Times

One of the Best Books of 2019 so far according to Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, Barnes & Noble, and USA Today.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Barrett Bookstore.

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