VIRTUAL Let's Talk About Books with Author: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
The next virtual meeting of Let’s Talk About Books, a monthly book discussion group at the Livingston Library, will be on June 11, 2021 to discuss “Disappearing Earth," by Julia Phillips. The author will be joining us for the discussion!
"One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two girls -- sisters, eight and eleven -- go missing. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community, with the fear and loss felt most deeply among its women. 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 the 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. In a story as propulsive as it is emotionally engaging, and through a young writer's virtuosic feat of empathy and imagination, this 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." -- Provided by publisher. Kathy Long is the presenter.
The one-hour discussion will run for a special time, beginning at 10:45 AM online. The meeting is free and open to everyone interested, whether they have read the book or not. Participants must register in order to receive the link to the program one day ahead of time.
- Friday, June 11, 2021
- 10:45am - 1:00pm
- Livingston Public Library