Croton Reads 2024

Julia Glass photo © Sally Gall for Civitella Ranieri
© Sally Gall for Civitella Ranieri

Julia Glass is the author of the novels Vigil Harbor, A House Among the Trees, And the Dark Sacred Night, The Widower’s Tale, The Whole World Over, and the National Book Award–winning Three Junes, as well as the Kindle Single “Chairs in the Rafters.” I See You Everywhere, a collection of linked stories, won the 2009 SUNY John Gardner Fiction Award. She has held fellowships from the NEA, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and is currently a Senior Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College.

READ Vigil Harbor:
When two unexpected visitors arrive in an insular coastal village, they threaten the equilibrium of a community already confronting climate instability, political violence, and domestic upheavals. Vigil Harbor reveals Julia Glass in all her virtuosity, braiding multiple voices and dazzling strands of plot into a story where mortal longings and fears intersect with immortal mysteries of the deep as well as of the heart. 

Vigil Harbor celebrates the return of Julia Glass with her compelling characters, signature wit, and exquisite prose. In this suspenseful tale, residents of a historic coastal village confront the threats of climate change and political extremes, along with the consequences of their own secrets and betrayals. Braiding multiple voices and dazzling strands of plot, Julia illuminates yet again the power of our shared humanity.  We proudly welcome her to the Croton Free Library on Saturday evening, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.  


Tickets will be available for this event on Friday, March 15.

vigil harbor cover

“Full of secrets and surprises...A must-read.”

— J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Friends and Strangers

Check it out in print, large print, e-book and e-audiobook!