Author Sarah Perry at Main Street Books
Main Street Books is honored to host Sarah Perry, author of the memoir After the Eclipse and Davidson College McGee Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing.
When Sarah Perry was twelve, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an event she took as a sign of good fortune for her and her mother, Crystal. But that brief moment of darkness ultimately foreshadowed a much larger one: two days later, Crystal was murdered in their home in rural Maine, just a few feet from Sarah’s bedroom.
Told in searing prose, After the Eclipse is a luminous memoir of uncomfortable truth and terrible beauty, an exquisite memorial for a mother stolen from her daughter, and a blazingly successful attempt to cast light on her life once more.
Sarah Perry will be joined at Main Street Books by Marina Blitshteyn, who moved to the United States in 1991 as a refugee from the Soviet Union. She studied English at SUNY Buffalo, where she edited the longstanding annual Name poetry journal, and Creative Writing at Columbia University, where she also served as a University Writing Fellow and consultant.