About Her Sister’s Shadow
Paperback: 352 pagePublisher: Berkley Trade; 1st edition (June 7, 2011)
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.
In this emotional debut, Katharine Britton explores the divergent paths we take in life — and the turns in the road that bring us back, ultimately, to each other.
“Shifting between present day and the late 1960s, two sisters confront their tragic past in Britton’s touching debut. Britton seamlessly alternates between the two eras to unravel a tale of rivalry, tragedy, love, and the corruptibility of truth.” –Publishers Weekly
“Anyone with sisters, secrets, or a family house where memories are stored, will be held captive by this haunting story of love, loss, loneliness and the healing light of truth.” –Sally Ryder Brady, author of A BOX OF DARKNESS
Katharine Britton has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College. She teaches at Colby-Sawyer College, and at The Writer’s Center. 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.
When not at her desk, Katharine can be found at 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.
Katharine Britton’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, October 18th: Life in Review
Thursday, October 20th: Savvy Verse and Wit
Thursday, October 27th: Oodles of Books
Friday, October 28th: Amused by Books
Tuesday, November 1st: Seaside Book Nook
Wednesday, November 2nd: Chocolate and Croissants
Thursday, November 3rd: “That’s Swell!”
Monday, November 7th: Luxury Reading
Wednesday, November 9th: girlichef
Saturday, November 12th: Colloquium
Monday, November 14th: Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, November 16th: A Bookish Affair
Saturday, December 3rd: A Cozy Reader’s Corner