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Pop-Up Book Group with Julia Phillips: DISAPPEARING EARTH

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Private Home, Manhattan (address will be sent to registrants one week before book group)

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Please join us for a Pop-Up Book Group with Julia Phillips to discuss her bestselling debut thriller, DISAPPEARING EARTH.

Pop-Up Book Groups are small gatherings with some of the best novelists, memoirists, biographers, essayists and humorists at work today. Capped at 20 participants, and hosted in private homes in Manhattan, Pop-Up Book Groups provide an extraordinary opportunity to have a real conversation with an author whose work you've long admired, or whom you've just discovered. About a week before the book group YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL LETTING YOU KNOW THE ADDRESS. If the book group you want to attend is full, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE WAITLIST: spaces often open up, sometimes within a day of the book group. Please PURCHASE and READ the book before the book group, and bring your copy to be signed.


“Splendidly imagined . . . Thrilling” –Simon Winchester
“A genuine masterpiece” –Gary Shteyngart

Spellbinding, moving–evoking a fascinating region on the other side of the world–this suspenseful and haunting story announces the debut of a profoundly gifted writer.

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.

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