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Press Release 7/18/16

(Kent, Connecticut) – On Saturday afternoon August 6, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., during the Kent Sidewalk Festival the Library will be hosting New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Parson Rossiter. Nan’s adult fiction is often compared to the work of Nicholas Sparks – especially her first novel, The Gin & Chowder Club. Nan’s second novel, Words Get In The Way, is an uplifting story about a single mom whose young son has autism. Her third novel, More Than You Know, touches on the bonds of sisterhood and the tragedy and despair of Alzheimer’s. Under A Summer Sky ties the first three books together in an unexpected way, and Nantucket touches on the difference time can make, the truths that never alter, and the bittersweet second chances that arrive just in time to steer a heart back home. Her new novel Firefly Summer is an uplifting story of the resilience of sisterhood and the bright glimpses of joy and solace that, like fireflies after rain, can follow the deepest heartaches.

Nan is also known for writing and illustrating the wonderful children’s books Rugby & Rosie, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists and winner of Nebraska’s Golden Sower Award, The Way Home, one of Smithsonian Magazine’s Notable Books for Children, Sugar on Snow and The Fo’c’sle, Henry Beston’s beloved account of the year he spent in a shack high on a dune overlooking the thundering surf of the Atlantic on Cape Cod.

She attended the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a degree in illustration. Nan lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, two handsome sons, and a black Lab named Finnegan. For more information about Nan, please visit

This event is free and open to the public. Nan will be signing books outside of the Library in the Chess Court (weather permitting). Copies of her book Firefly Summer will be available for purchase. Registration is not necessary.