Author Katharine Smyth to Speak, Sign Copies of Her New Novel Wednesday at Barrett Bookstore

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Katharine Smyth, the author of All the Lives We Ever Lived, will speak Wednesday, July 24 at Barrett Bookstore (now at 6 Corbin Dr.) and sign copies of her book.

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Katharine Smyth

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Please join Barrett Bookstore for an evening of wine, cheese, and conversation.

Part memoir, part literary criticism, and part biography, All the Lives We Ever Lived is a wholly original debut: a love letter from a daughter to her father, and from a reader to her most cherished author.

All the Lives We Ever Lived by Katharine Smyth book coverKatherine’s story moves between the New England of her childhood and Woolf’s Cornish shores and Bloomsbury squares, exploring universal questions about family, loss, and homecoming.

The book was inspired by Virginia Woolf’s modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse. Through her inventive, highly personal reading of Woolf’s novel, and Smyth’s artful adaptation of its groundbreaking structure, Katharine guides us toward a new vision of Woolf’s most demanding and rewarding novel — and crafts an elegant reminder of literature’s ability to clarify and console.

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