Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Julia Glass

Events: Julia Glass Reading

Book: I See You Everywhere

Julia Glass won the 2002 National Book Award for her debut novel Three Junes. Her second novel, The Whole World Over, featured several characters from Three Junes. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Glass’s new novel, I See You Everywhere, is a richly nuanced tale about the intertwined lives of two sisters. Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful, the one who yearns for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her daring nature.

Alternating between the sisters’ voices, I See You Everywhere unfolds across twenty-five years, from 1980 to 2005, beginning when the sisters are in their early twenties, still in the throes of mutual teenage wariness. In this vivid, heart-rending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move farther apart.