Meet Katharine Britton

Join us at the Dunes on Tuesday from 5-6!

Her Sister's Shadow

Lilli Niles is at home in her North London flat when she receives an unexpected call. Her elder sister, Bea — at the family homestead in White Head, Massachusetts — has just lost her husband, and she'd like Lilli to fly home for the funeral.

Lilli, a painter, is preparing for her latest gallery opening. And more to the point, there are reasons she moved all the way to England to escape her older sister, reasons that have kept them estranged for decades.

But something in Bea's voice makes Lilli think it's time to return to the stately house in New England she loved as a child, to the memory of a shared loss — and to a time when simple sisterhood was enough to overcome betrayal and resentment.

Little Island

By the water
Have fun!

These are Grace's mother’s last words – left behind on a note. A note that Grace interprets as instructions for her memorial service. And so her far-flung clan will gather at their inn on Little Island, Maine, to honor her.

Grace's daughter, Joy, dreads the weekend. Facing an empty nest and nebulous future, she feels more vulnerable than ever to the dangerous currents running through her family.

Twenty years ago, a tragedy nearly destroyed them – and still defines them. Grace, her husband Gar, Joy, and Joy's twin siblings Roger and Tamar each played a role in what transpired. But this weekend, they will discover that there is more than pain and heartbreak that binds their family together, when a few simple words lift the fog and reveal what truly matters.

"Katharine Britton’s Little Island flows with such luscious writing I wanted to slow down to savor it and a plot so compelling I tore through the book as if I were reading a page-turner mystery. The complicated, flawed, generous Little family reminded me of my own, and how, in the midst of the risks and raptures and currents of life, we save one another."

Nancy Thayer

About Katharine

Katharine Britton’s first novel, HER SISTER’S SHADOW, was published in 2011, by Berkley Books (Penguin, USA). Her second novel, LITTLE ISLAND, came out in September of 2013, from the same publisher. She has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College, and a Master's in Education from the University of Vermont. Her screenplay, “Goodbye Don’t Mean Gone,” was a Moondance Film Festival winner and a finalist in the New England Women in Film and Television contest. Katharine is a member of the League of Vermont Writers, NEIBA, and The New Hampshire Writer’s Project. She has taught at ILEAD, Colby-Sawyer College*, and The Writer’s Center in White River Junction, Vermont. Beginning in 2014, she will be reviewing books for the New York Journal of Books.

When not at her desk, Katharine can often be found in her Norwich garden, waging a non-toxic war against the slugs, snails, deer, woodchucks, chipmunks, moles, voles, and beetles with whom she shares her yard. Katharine’s defense consists mainly of hand-wringing after the fact.

She also feeds birds at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Click here to read "Empty Nest Syndrome," her blog about feeding orphaned baby birds during the summer of 2013.

Books & Bites with Katharine Britton

Tuesday, Jan. 13th, 5-6pm

949 Sand Castle Rd

Sanibel, FL

Tickets are $18 for Dunes members / $22 for non-members. All are welcome!
Price includes one paperback book, house drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Of course, Katharine will be chatting about her books and her inspirations!

For tickets or more info call 239.472.1447
This event will be held at The Dunes of Sanibel

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