Landslide survivor brings book to Invermere

Amanda Bath's home was destroyed by the Johnson's Landing landslides in 2012

To commemorate the third anniversary of the tragic 2012 Johnson’s Landing landslides, author Amanda Bath is touring the Columbia Valley with her new memoir, Disaster in Paradise: The Landslides in Johnson’s Landing.

Bath will be giving a talk at Bishop’s Book Store and Coffee Lounge in Invermere on Tuesday, June 16th at 6 p.m. She will be talking about her community’s loss and informing residents about how to read the signs of an oncoming natural disaster.

Knowing the signs of a disaster can be a necessary step towards preventing injuries.

Considering how the Columbia Valley experienced its own flooding and landslides in 2012, this event will be of great interest to residents and visitors.

Bath’s escape from her home after the second of two landslides was caught on video by a television news team who had left the same beach minutes earlier and the footage went viral on YouTube. The writing of Disaster in Paradise was therapeutic for Bath, carrying her through the painful months that followed.

Disaster in Paradise is the story of Bath and her community’s struggles in the wake of the crisis. In total, the landslides destroyed six homes and killed four people.

For more information on the event, please contact Bishop’s Book Store at 250-688-0684


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