10/12: Author Talk: Anne Britting Oleson

Saturday, October 12, 2:00 PM

About the book:

Tapiser is a mystery. On another level, though, it’s a story about family – and how, over time, family stories assume secret lives. That secrecy simultaneously ensures that the stories both hide and reveal truths. Revealed, they have the power to realign family relationships and to forge new families. With each twist and turn of Oleson’s delightful novel, the centrality of such stories is illuminated.” – Frank O Smith, for the Portland Press Herald.

In the novel Tapiser, Emily Harris finds out there’s a fine line between the present and the past, and there is an equally fine line that separates people in the world. She’s recently divorced and over the objections of her estranged mother Elaine, Emily renews her relationship with her grandmother Eleanor. Her elegant and proper grandmother has a passion she wishes to imbue in Emily–but Eleanor dies before the mystery is revealed in full. But she leaves Emily an important clue: a small hand-loomed tapestry, possibly made by an distant English relative.

Join us to hear excerpts from the book and meet the author.

About the author:

Anne Britting Oleson is the author of three poetry chapbooks (The Church of St. MaterianaThe Beauty of It, and Alley of Dreams), and two novels (The Book of the Mandolin Player and Dovecote). She is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program of USM, a founding member of Simply Not Done, and lives in the mountains of Central Maine.

Read more about the book: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/14/tapiser-deftly-stitches-together-family-stories-separated-by-five-centuries/