Author Event: Melissa Leet and "Landslide"
Join us at City Lit Books for a conversation with Melissa Leet, author of Landslide at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 23th, 2018.
Jill grows up in an expansive Garden with her best friend Susie. The Garden’s realm has many rooms, each a showcase of her mother’s designs. Into the Garden, tragedy strikes, a landslide crashing in. When loss hits hard, how to find the resilience to go on, especially when you are only a young girl?
Cross-cutting between Jill’s childhood and adult life, Landslide explores the nature of resurgence. During all that occurs as Jill comes of age and moves through life, the Garden is a constant, reverberating through Jill’s psyche and in her heart. Teeming with poignant grief, humor, and love, Landslide is a resplendent exploration of the truth that death can sometimes open paths as wondrous as those created by life.
Born and raised outside of San Francisco, Melissa Leet currently lives in Chicago with her wonderful husband Ken, her youngest son James, and their lovely Golden Retriever Neo. Her older children, Christopher, Dillon and William, are scattered across the U.S., attending university, and are much missed. Previously to living in Chicago, Melissa lived in London, Paris and Madrid. Melissa holds a BA from Smith College, an MBA from Columbia University, and an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She is founder of Chinafolio, a think tank which conducts research on China’s development, and its changing place in the international order.