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WMRA's Mar Books & Brews: Corban Addison
WMRA's Mar Books & Brews: Corban Addison

Tue, Mar 14


Pale Fire Brewery

WMRA's Mar Books & Brews: Corban Addison

WMRA’s March 2023 Books & Brews features Corban Addison, discussing his book, "Wastelands; The True Story of Farm Country on Trial"

Time & Location

Mar 14, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pale Fire Brewery, 217 S Liberty St Suite 105, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA

About the Event

WMRA’s February 2023 Books & Brews features Corban Addison, discussing his book, Wastelands; The True Story of Farm Country on Trial

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7pm.

Live at Pale Fire Brewing Company and available later on WMRA's Books & Brews Youtube Channel and on Facebook.

Signed copies of, Wastelands will be available at the event and online at Stone Soup Books.

WMRA's Books & Brews is made possible thanks to our series sponsor, Gaines Group Architects. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.

About Wastelands:

The once idyllic coastal plain of North  Carolina is home to a close-knit, rural community that for more than a  generation has battled the polluting practices of large-scale farming  taking place in its own backyard. After years of frustration and  futility, an impassioned cadre of local residents, led by a team of  intrepid and dedicated lawyers, filed a lawsuit against one of the  world’s most powerful companies—and, miraculously, they won.

 As vivid and fast-paced as a thriller, Wastelands takes  us into the heart of a legal battle over the future of America’s  farmland and into the lives of the people who found the courage to  fight. With journalistic rigor and a novelist’s instinct for story, Corban Addison’s Wastelands captures the inspiring struggle to bring a modern-day monopoly to its  knees, to force a once-invincible corporation to change, and to preserve  the rights—and restore the heritage—of a long-suffering community.

 Corban Addison  is the international bestselling author of four novels, A Walk Across the Sun, The

Garden of Burning Sand, The Tears of Dark Water, which won the inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure

Writing Prize, and A Harvest of Thorns, and one work of narrative nonfiction, Wastelands: The True

Story of Farm Country on Trial. His books have been published in more than twenty-five countries and

address some of today’s most pressing issues of justice and human rights.

He holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and an engineering degree from Cal Poly, San

Luis Obispo. After completing a judicial clerkship, he spent six years trying cases in the courtroom

before turning to writing full-time. He is a supporter of numerous humanitarian causes, including

the abolition of modern slavery, forced labor, and gender-based violence. He lives with his wife and

children in Virginia.

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