Author Leigh Newman to Read from her new Memoir at Burien Library April 21

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Author Leigh Newman – deputy editor and head of books coverage for – will read from her new memoir Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home at the Burien Library on Sunday, April 21.

The free reading will run from 1 – 3 p.m.

“This moving account of the author’s life on the Alaskan tundra describes the formidable skills she acquired in order to survive and gain independence in a brutal environment, her childhood transitions between homes of her bitterly divorced parents, and her difficulties in making human connections as an adult,” reads an announcement.

Leigh Newman is the deputy editor and head of books coverage for Her fiction and essays have appeared in One Story, Tin House, and The New York Time’s Modern Love and City sections.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 1–3pm

WHERE: Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street

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