Library in Your Living Room With author Julia Phillips (A Virtual Event)

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.

You can check out the ebook from the Library, or click here to purchase a copy of the book from The Book Stall and have it mailed to your home.

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 TimesThe AtlanticThe Moscow Times, and The Paris Review. She lives in Brooklyn.

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom Event!
Disappearing Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525436225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2020



Finalist for The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award