COVID-19 Response

Dear Friends,
 
While our store is temporarily closed for browsing, we are taking orders online, over email, and telephone. Your options to receive the books are either in our "book cooler" in front of the store or to have them shipped (an additional fee applies). 

Stay safe, and be well, 

Connie

Ways to order: 

You can also, purchase a gift certificate here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/battenkill-books-gift-certificate 

And, if you'd like to make a donation, you may do so here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/donation

 

Fiction Book Club: Disappearing Earth by Julie Phillips

Join us for a discussion of Julie Phillips' novel, Disappearing Earth. 

There is a good chance we will be conducting this book club virtually via Zoom. If you'd like to be included please email info@battenkillbooks.com to request the Zoom invitation. 

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.

 

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: 

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Battenkill Books
15 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816

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