BELFAST — Canadian best selling author Beth Powning reads from her newest historical novel, “The Sister’s Tale,” Saturday, July 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at an intimate pop-up fireside chat and signing. The event will be the first public U.S. reading Powning has done for her most recent book, which has nearly sold out its first printing. Copies of “The Sister’s Tale” will be available for purchase and signed by the author.

Reconnecting with characters of Powning’s beloved novel “The Sea Captain’s Wife,” while navigating the perilous class realities of Victorian Canada and the rise of women’s suffrage as a political force in the Maritimes, “The Sister’s Tale” is a story of women finding their way, together, through terrible circumstances they could neither predict nor avoid, but to which they are determined to never succumb. “The Sister’s Tale” is a novel of orphans and widows, terror and hope, and the relationships that hold women together when things fall apart.

Powning lives in New Brunswick, Canada. A full-time writer, she is the author of three novels and three books of literary non-fiction. She teaches workshops, sings in a chorus, serves on boards and committees, makes baskets, gardens, photographs, and keeps chickens.

This pop-up evening with Powning will take place outdoors rain (barn) or shine (around a fire) at a private residence in Belfast. Please call 207-691-3775 for more information, location and to reserve your space.