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Coming September 2013:
By the water
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 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…
Other books by Katharine Britton:
Her Sister's Shadow
"A touching intimate account of painful memories that radically shape lives."
- Publisher's Weekly
"The quintessential summer holiday book. It invites you to linger in the garden, breathe the salt air, listen to the hiss of the tide. And best of all, it is a story that will not let you go."
- Sally Ryder Brady, Author of A Box of Darkness
"Evocative, compelling, and exquisitely written.”
- Joni B. Cole, Author of Another Bad-Dog Book: Tales of Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior "
"A deeply satisfying read."
- Ernest Hebert, Author of Never Back Down.
Book Trailer for Her Sister's Shadow
HER SISTER'S SHADOW Reviewed
Seven Days, Vermont's Independent Voice says: "Britton's storytelling and descriptive powers come most alive in her flashbacks to the late '60s. The details of the four Niles sisters' country-club-bohemian lifestyle... are sharply observed, and their coastal home, jam-packed with undiscarded oddments and shrouded in mist and memories, soon becomes a character in its own right." Read more...
HER SISTER'S SHADOW was selected as one of the top nine "hottest book for the hottest months of 2011" by Liza Bernard of The Norwich Bookstore on NHPR's The Exchange.
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To read the beginning of Chapter One or to learn more about Her Sister's Shadow, please click here.