Tuesday, February 3, 2009

East Hope by Katharine Davis on Sale Today!

Today is the big day for my dear friend Katharine (Kitty) Davis: her fabulous second novel, East Hope, officially goes on sale today!

My writing group read it in draft over the past couple years, and I can honestly say that it’s a wonderful story about the surprising second chances that life offers. Maine-ophiles will love what Kitty does with the evocative setting and will be running for the lobster pot! (Check out Kitty's Maine travel tips.)

If you think I might be biased, consider this lavish pre-publication praise:

“Katharine Davis has written an utterly irresistible novel, suffused with the special light and clarity of Maine. A book about second chances and real love, with characters as complicated as we really are. I couldn't put it down.”
~Lee Smith, author of THE LAST GIRLS and ON AGATE HILL

“East Hope is a charming love story, delightfully old-fashioned with a very modern twist. Katharine Davis captures Maine not just as a setting but as the character it is.”
~Lilly King, author of THE ENGLISH TEACHER

“Katharine Davis' captivating novel of loss and recovery follows a forty-four-year-old woman from a long-settled life into one that is anything but certain. The author's clean prose suits the spare setting in which most of this struggle takes place—a small seaside village in Maine. Her keen sensitivity to the people and countryside in that remote place vividly evokes its power to reshape her character's life, slowly but radically, much as the sea reshapes the shoreline.”
~Kathleen Maloy, author of EVERY LAST CUCKOO

Still not persuaded? Then see for yourself:

Buy the book here

Come see Kitty read in Alexandria, Virginia (you can bet I'll be there!):

Saturday, February 7, 2009
2 pm
Barnes and Noble
Potomac Yards, 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA

Invite her to your book group: contact her at katharine@katharinedavis.com

Check out her website: www.katharinedavis.com


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