'Quakeland' author to read, sign books

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FARMINGTON — DDG Booksellers, 193 Broadway, will host an author presentation and book signing of the book “Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake” by Kathryn Miles at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

Miles descends into mines in the Northwest, dissects Mississippi levee engineering studies, uncovers the horrific risks of an earthquake in the Northeast, and interviews the seismologists, structural engineers, and emergency managers around the country who are addressing this ground-shaking threat. 

An award-winning journalist and science writer, Miles received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Saint Louis University and took her Master of Arts and Doctorate in English from the University of Delaware. She is the author of four books: “Adventures with Ari,” “All Standing,” “Superstorm” and “Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake.”  

Her essays and articles have appeared in many publications and she serves as writer-in-residence at Green Mountain College and as a scholar-in-residence for the Maine Humanities Council.  She lives in Portland.

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Kathryn Miles, author of “Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake.”

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