Jon Mooallem to Talk about His Book on the 1964 Alaska Earthquake via Zoom (4/17)

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Jon Mooallem, author of THIS IS CHANCE! (Random House), will be in conversation with Jazmine Hughes of The New York Times Magazine, this virtual event hosted by Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom on Friday, April 17, at 7:30pm (ET).

THIS IS CHANCE! is the hopeful, gorgeously told story of a single catastrophic weekend and proof of our collective strength in a turbulent world. In the spring of 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern-day frontier town yearning to be a metropolis—the largest, proudest city in a state that was still brand-new. But just before sundown on Good Friday, the community was jolted by the most powerful earthquake in American history, a catastrophic 9.2 on the Richter Scale. Genie Chance was a part-time radio reporter and working mother who would play an unlikely role in the wake of the disaster, helping to put her fractured community back together.

Mooallem is a longtime writer at large with The New York Times Magazine and a contributor to numerous other radio shows and magazines, including This American Life and Wired. His first book, WILD ONES: A Sometimes Dismaying Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America, was chosen as a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review. He lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, with his family.

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Posted: April 16, 2020