A Reading and Discussion with Lyme author L. Annette Binder
Lisa, as we know her here in Lyme, is the author of The Vanishing Sky*, published by Bloomsbury earlier this year. The book has been acclaim by numerous review publications:
- A New York Times Book Review summer reading pick
- An Indie Next pick
- “A masterful story of war, horror, and love” – Kirkus
- “Magnificent” – The Seattle Book Review
- “A heartbreaking portrait of an ordinary family shattered by a war they didn’t want” – The Times (UK)
- “An intimate tragedy that’s all the more powerful for refusing the ending we so fervently hope for” – The Daily Mail (UK)
- “An empathic portrayal of the human cost of war, delivered as an inside view of a family living under the Nazi regime” – The Sydney Morning Herald
Born in Germany, Lisa immigrated to the United States as a young 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 Programs in Writing at the University of California, Irvine. Her short fiction collection, Rise, received the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.
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 choices we make for country and for family. –Bloomsbury
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*The library has one hardcover copy of Lisa’s book available for loan and is purchasing another. You can also read it on Libby starting tomorrow (if you search for it on Libby/Overdrive and you do not get a result, just try again later. Our copy will be the only one–so far–on Libby and it is still being processed).