Ep. 148: Katherine Sherbrooke on the Golden Age of Hollywood and Fictionalizing Family Secrets

Today Katherine Sherbrooke is here to discuss her new novel, The Hidden Life of Aster KellyHollywood and Broadway take center stage in this evocative and immersive story of a 1940’s runway model who makes a decision to protect those she loves, and her daughter who confronts the repercussions of her mother’s secrets decades later.




“Elegantly told and heart-wrenching, The Hidden Life of Aster Kelly delights from first page to last. Come for the Old Hollywood glamour; stay for the love letter to Broadway; leave with characters so real you’ll forget they live in the pages of a book. One thing is certain—Katherine Sherbrooke sure knows how to tell a story.”   ―Lisa Duffy, author of My Kind of People


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About the Author:

Katherine A. Sherbrooke is the author of the New York Times notable novel, Leaving Coy’s Hill, a Massachusetts Book Awards Fiction Honors winner. Her additional books are Finding Home, a family memoir, and Fill the Sky, winner of a 2017 Independent Press Award, finalist for the Mary Sarton Award for Contemporary Fiction and a Foreword Indies Book of the Year. She also serves as Chair of the Board of GrubStreet. Katherine lives with her family just south of Boston. Learn more: https://www.kasherbrooke.com/


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski


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