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Novel Ideas - Disappearing Earth

Wednesday, August 28, 12pm
Left Bank Books

Join Novel Ideas for a reading group discussion of Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips!

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. 

Get Disappearing Earth for 20% off in store and online during the months of July and August!

Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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$21.56
ISBN: 9780525520412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019