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Though recorded back in the springtime, it’s taken until late August to publish this special interview with Katharine Britton. Many thanks to this talented author for her time, thoughts, patience, and most of all for her new book.
We were lucky enough to spend a gorgeous last official day of spring with Katherine Britton on the porch of Lisa LC’s home. The weather truly enhanced what a privledge it is to spend time with a person who only recently earned the ability to call herself a published novelist. Yes, Ms. Britton has published her first novel – Her Sister’s Shadow - and it is doing well on on beaches, poolsides, mountain tops, lake shores and assorted vacation spots across America this summer.
We spoke of summer, weather, the importance of home, family, birth order, fairies, elves, brownies and of course books. The books that came up during our conversation include, in no particular order,
From her childhood memories:
Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Counterpane Fairy by Katharine Pyle
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Anne of the Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Bronte sisters’ novels
More recent reading:
Jhumpa Lahiri’s works
The novels of Anita Shreve
The Big House: A century of life in an American summer home by George Howe Colt
House by Tracy Kidder
Year of Wonders: A novel of the plague by Geraldine Brooks
Room by Emma Donoghue
We then discussed books we hope summer’s longer days allow us to tackle. Now that her book tour is ending, Katharine’s “hoped-for” books include, include but are not limited to:
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
Caleb’s Crossing also by Geraldine Brooks and recently finished by JLisa C. J Lisa highly recommends this for people who like Geraldine Brook’s works and anyone with an interest in the history of Martha’s Vineyard or Native American history or the view from the point of view of a woman in colonial America.