Meet the Author

Meet the Author: Julia Glass

National Book Award winner Julia Glass will read from her forthcoming novel on Thursday, August 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rockport Public Library. She is the featured speaker for the Friends of the Library annual meeting. A business meeting will be held at 7:00 o’clock.

Glass won the 2002 National Book Award for fiction for ‘The Three Junes’, a three-part novel that takes place during the Junes of 1989, 1995, and 1999. The chair of the selection committee called the book, ‘A novel of sweeping, symphonic grace that reminds us as we can never be reminded enough, that in fiction the heart in all its brokenness, and in all its mending, reigns supreme and we would barely know it otherwise.’

Her second book, ‘The Whole World Over: A Novel’, was praised by reviewers. Kirkus Reviews said, ‘Glass knows what she’s doing. Readers who love quirky characters and a gentle wit that breathes affection even as it skewers human foolishness and frailty will follow her anywhere.’ Copies of her previous works are available at the library and Toad Hall Bookstore.

This program is part of the Summer Literary Series jointly sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Toad Hall Bookstore, and the Rockport Public Library. The next event in this series will take place on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7:00 p.m., when Andre Dubus will wind up the Beach Read summer reading program for grown-ups. He will talk about some of his favorite books and authors as well as his latest work, ‘The Garden of Last Days’. All events are free and open to the public. The library is handicapped accessible.