On 7 November at 6.30 pm, join author Anne Korkeakivi at the Librairie Gallimard du Monde Entier (31, Place Kléber) for a reading from her latest, awardwinning novel, SHINING SEA (Little, Brown; 2016), discussion, Q&A, and wine!
Anne Korkeakivi is American but lived in Strasbourg for ten years. She is also the author of the novel AN UNEXPECTED GUEST (Little, Brown; 2012), which she began writing in La Robertsau.
"SHINING SEA is a novel of clap-demanding authorial grace. The truly remarkable Anne Korkeakivi has written a laudable and relentless novel."
--Chigozie Obioma, Booker-nominated author of The Fishermen“
"This elegantly crafted, brilliantly structured novel speaks volumes about the
complexities of shared history. Possessing immense intelligence, SHINING SEA is a resonant wonder.”
-- Douglas Kennedy, author of The Pursuit of Happiness and The Blue Hour Crisscrossing from the beaches of southern California to the Woodstock rock festival, London’s gritty nightlife in the eighties to Scotland’s remote Hebrides islands, the Arizona desert to the farmland of western Massachusetts, SHINING SEA follows the turbulent lives of a young widow and her five children over fifty years after the family's father, a former POW in the Pacific during WWII, suddenly dies in 1962. SHINING SEA is about the ripple effects of conflict on society and families, resilience, the passing down of memory, the making of myth, and the power of the ideal of heroism.