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Wilton Reads: Author Talk: Julia Glass - Vigil Harbor

Submitted by elmstreetbooks on Mon, 04/24/2023 - 1:55pm

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Event Details from Wilton Library 

The culmination of Wilton Reads 2023 is our author talk event with Julia Glass, author of Vigil Harbor. 

Vigil Harbor reveals Julia Glass in all her virtuosity, braiding multiple voices and dazzling strands of plot into a story where mortal longings and fears intersect with immortal mysteries of the deep as well as of the heart.  When two unexpected visitors arrive in an insular coastal village, they threaten the equilibrium of a community already confronting climate instability, political violence, and domestic upheavals. 

Come see why The New York Times Book Review says “Sprawling and engrossing. . . . Glass is a masterful builder of fictional people, an expert at charting the architecture of entire lives. . . . Vigil Harbor transcends the mood of collective but cloistered worry and becomes a novel about what remains.”

Julia Glass is the author of six previous books of fiction, including the best-selling Three Junes, winner of the National Book Award, and I See You Everywhere, winner of Binghamton University’s John Gardner Fiction Book Award. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Glass is a Senior Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College. She lives with her family north of Boston. This is Julia's second appearance at the Library, having spoken about I See You Everywhere in 2009.

Julia will be interviewed by Wiltonian Joanna Ecke who graduated from Smith College and has a master's degree and PhD from Duke University.  She taught public high school English for many years and has led several literary discussion groups at Wilton Library.

Julia will be presented with the Grodin Family Fine Writers award. will be selling copies and Julia will be signing books after the presentation.  A portion of the proceeds goes to Wilton Library.
The media sponsor of Wilton Reads 2023 is GOOD Morning Wilton.
Registration required. For more information visit, call the library’s reference librarians at 203-762-6350 or email

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Wilton Library
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ISBN: 9781101873588
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Published: Anchor - April 25th, 2023