Katharine Britton, Author


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Spring is coming!


Little Island


Dear Readers and Writers,

The snow is finally melting here in Vermont, and I have two crocuses and two snowdrops blooming in my garden. Not a stupendous achievement by some standards, but I am very happy to see them and look forward to welcoming other flowers in coming weeks.

My favorite summer flower is Stratosphere Picotee Pink (Gaura lindheimeri). Here a description from Missouri Botanical Garden's website:

"STRATOSPHERE PINK PICOTEE is a compact, upright gaura cultivar that typically grows to 20” tall. Four-petaled, soft pink flowers bloom above the foliage in open wand-like panicles from mid spring to fall. Flowers open up, only a few at a time, and dance in the wind like butterflies. Narrow lance-shaped leaves (1-3” long) on wiry stems emerge reddish in spring, but matures to green."


It is a joy to behold.

Upcoming Events:

I will be at the Portland Public Library (Portland, Maine) on Wednesday, April 30 at noon for a rescheduled reading and talk. My thanks to Longfellow Books for selling books.

If you'd like to attend a virtual reading, click the Little Island tab on the left side of this page to watch a video of my reading at Phoenix Books in Burlington, Vermont in September of 2013.

Remember, if you want a signed copy of either of my books, contact the Norwich Bookstore at 802-649-1114. I'll zip down and sign one for you.

Happy Spring!



P.S. Here are two books that I recently read and enjoyed. Hope you will as well.

Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead (My review of this book on the New York Journal of Books)

The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson

Praise for Little Island

“Acutely rendered details of a beloved natural landscape and [a] wise understanding of complex human hearts. The tale is touched with heartbreak but leavened with humor.”
— Reeve Lindbergh, author of Under a Wing and Forward From Here

Click here to learn more about Little Island

Click here to view the trailer for Little Island




Other books by Katharine Britton:


Her Sister's Shadow

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.

Click here to learn more about Her Sister’s Shadow





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