Sunday, August 25, 2013

Little Island

Little Island by Katharine Britton

About The Book:
These are Joy’s grandmother’s last words - left behind on a note. A note that Joy’s mother, Grace, has interpreted as instructions for her memorial service. And so, the far-flung clan will gather at their inn on Little Island, Maine, to honor her. Joy can’t help dreading the weekend. Twenty years ago, a tragedy nearly destroyed the family - and still defines them. Joy, Grace, her father Gar, and twins Roger and Tamar all have their parts to play. And now Joy, facing an empty nest and a nebulous future, feels more vulnerable than ever to the dangerous currents running through her family. But this time, Joy will discover that there is more than pain and heartbreak that binds them together, when a few simple words lift the fog and reveal what truly matters.…

My Thoughts:
This is a great read. I love the character of Joy, I can really relate to her. The story is a sad one, inevitably, but there is some levity in it. This could very well be a true story of any family in America. It certainly resembles my family! And excellent read!

About The Author:
Katharine Britton's debut novel, Her Sister's Shadow, was published by Berkley Books) in June of 2011. Her second novel, Little Island, is due out in September of 2013. Katharine has a Master's degree in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College. 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 and PEN New England. She teaches writing at Colby-Sawyer College, and is an instructor at The Writer's Center. 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.

Buy this book at Little Island on Amazon. Book releases September 3rd.

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