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SLCL Presents National Book Award-Winning Novelist Julia Glass

Press Release

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:00p.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present acclaimed novelist Julia Glass for a discussion and signing of her latest novel “And the Dark Sacred Night” on Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Barnes & Noble.
The event is co-sponsored by Maryville University.  
In this richly detailed novel about the quest for an unknown father, Julia Glass brings new characters together with familiar figures from her first two novels, immersing readers in a panorama that stretches from suburban New Jersey to rural Vermont and ultimately to the tip of Cape Cod.
Kit Noonan is an unemployed art historian with twins to support, a mortgage to pay, and a frustrated wife who insists that, to move forward, Kit must first confront a crucial mystery about his past. Born to a single teenage mother, he has never known the identity of his biological father.  

Kit’s search begins with his onetime stepfather, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners Vermont outdoorsman, and ultimately leads him to Fenno McLeod, the beloved protagonist of Glass’s award-winning novel “Three Junes.”

“And the Dark Sacred Night” is an exquisitely memorable tale about the youthful choices that steer our destinies, the necessity of forgiveness, and the risks we take when we face down the shadows from our past.
Julia Glass is the author of “Three Junes,” winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction; The Whole World Over;” “I See You Everywhere,” winner of the 2009 Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award; and “The Widower’s Tale.” Her essays have been widely anthologized. 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 also teaches fiction writing, most frequently at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit