The Highland Park Library presents Library in Your Living Room with author Julia Phillips discussing her bestselling novel, Disappearing Earth, which has just been released in paperback. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award and one of the The New York Times' 10 best books of 2019. The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, NPR, USA Today, and Esquire also named it a best book of 2019. Register for this virtual Zoom event here.
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About the Author:
One August afternoon, two sisters—Sophia, eight, and Alyona, eleven—go missing from a beach on the far-flung Kamchatka Peninsula in northeastern Russia. Taking us through the year that follows, Disappearing Earth enters the lives of women and girls in this tightly knit community who are connected by the crime: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother. We are transported to vistas of rugged beauty—open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, dense forests, 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. In a story as propulsive as it is emotionally engaging, Julia Phillips's powerful novel brings us to a new understanding of the intricate bonds of family and community, in a Russia unlike any we have seen before.
About the Author: Julia Phillips is a Fulbright Fellow whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Moscow Times, and The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn.
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
Finalist for The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award