Howard Axelrod‘s memoir, The Point of Vanishing, describes his two years of solitude in a small house in the Vermont woods. It was named one of the best books of 2015 by Slate, the Chicago Tribune, and Entropy Magazine and one of the ten best memoirs of 2015 by Library Journal. In the New York Times, Dwight Garner hailed him as “a unique presence on the page.” Axelrod’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Salon, VQR, Shambhala Sun, Harvard Magazine, and the Boston Globe. He received the Michael C. Rockefeller fellowship from Harvard University, and has been awarded residencies from the Blue Mountain Center, Ucross, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Axelrod, who lives in Boston, has taught literature and writing at Harvard University, the University of Arizona, and Grub Street. He will read from his memoir, do a short Q&A, and will sign books.