New Dominion Bookstore to host book reading with best-selling author Corban Addison

Corban AddisonThe new Dominion Bookstore in Charlottesville will host a reading and book signing with best-selling author Corban Addison on Friday, July 8 from 7-8 p.m.

Addison will read excerpts from her new book, Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trialwhich will be released from Knopf in June.

This in-person event will be free and open to the public.

Author John Grisham says, “Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and told with an air of suspense few writers can manage, Wastelands is a story I wish I had written.”

The book is set in the once idyllic coastal plain of North Carolina and home to a close-knit rural community that for more than a generation has struggled with the polluting practices of large-scale agriculture that take place in its own backyard. -court. After years of frustration and futility, a passionate cadre of local residents, led by a fearless and dedicated team of lawyers, filed a lawsuit against one of the world’s most powerful corporations and, miraculously, they have won.

As crisp and fast as a thriller, wasteland takes readers into the heart of a legal battle over the future of American farmland and the lives of people who have found the courage to fight.

Addison is an internationally bestselling author of four novels: A walk through the sun, the garden of burning sand, the tears of dark water (winner of the first Wilbur Smith Adventure writing award), and A harvest of thorns, all of which address some of today’s most pressing human rights issues. A lawyer, activist and world traveler, he lives with his wife and children in Virginia.

The New Dominion Bookstore is located in the Downtown Mall at 404 E Main St.

Lola R. McClure