Join us for a Zoom meeting to discuss "Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips

Book Description:

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. 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.

Book Whisperers meet every 4th Tuesday at 7:00pm.  New members are always welcome!  Copies are available from the Arlington Public Library.

For more information, call 703-228-5990 or email amsmith1@arlingtonva.us

Instructions to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day of the meeting to all registrants.

Date:
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
*Online
Audience:
Events for Adults 18+ Only Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.

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