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L. Annette Binder visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to present The Vanishing Sky. For readers of Warlight and The Invisible Bridge, an intimate, harrowing story about a family of German citizens during World War II. She will be joined in conversation by Sandell Morse, author of The Spiral Shell.
The Vanishing Sky is a World War II novel as seen through a German lens, a story of the irreparable damage of war on the home front, and one family's participation-involuntary, unseen, or direct-in a dangerous regime. Drawing inspiration from her own father's time in the Hitler Youth, L. Annette Binder has crafted a spellbinding novel about the daring choices we make for country and for family.
About the author: L. Annette Binder was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. as a small child. She holds degrees in classics and law from Harvard, an MA in comparative literature from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MFA from the Program in Writing at the University of California, Irvine. Her short fiction collection Rise received the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. She lives in New Hampshire.
For readers of Warlight and The Invisible Bridge, an intimate, harrowing story about a family of German citizens during World War II.
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