On Thursday, November 8th, at 4 pm, Itinerant Literate Books will host a book signing with local author Kathryn Taylor in celebration of her new memoir, Two Minus One at their store in Park Circle. The event is presented with local nonprofit My Sister’s House as a part of their “Parties with a Purpose” Series.
The afternoon will begin with a happy hour, including light refreshments, followed by a live interview with the author and open time for questions. My Sister’s House board member Chad Rhoad will discuss how community members can get involved in the organization's efforts to provide support to victims of domestic violence. For more information and updates on the signing, see the Facebook event.
Pre-orders are available for Two Minus One on Itinerant Literate’s online store, or you can get your book the day of the event.
About the book
“You can quit waiting for the other shoe to drop: I’m in it for life.” Those are the fateful, repeated words that help convince Kathryn Taylor to remarry, retire from her thirty-year profession, sell her home, and relocate in support of her new husband’s career. But five years later, the other shoe does drop. Taylor’s husband unexpectedly proclaims he is, “done with the marriage and doesn’t want to talk about it.” With this, the life Taylor has come to know is over. Relying on the strength of a lifelong friend who refuses to let her succumb to the intense waves of sadness, she slowly begins to find her way out of grief. Over the course of two years, through appointments with attorneys and therapists, purging shared belongings, and pushing herself to meet new people and do new things, Taylor not only regains a sense of control in her life, she also learns to enjoy the new life she has built, the friendships she’s formed—and to savor her newfound strength.
About the author
Kathryn Taylor was born near Chicago, Illinois, and spent much of her life in the Chicagoland area. When she entered first grade, reading came easily to Taylor. Decades before terms such as "peer tutoring" and "collaborative learning" had been coined, her teacher had an inspiring idea. She would allow Kathryn to assist classmates struggling to decode those pesky letter combinations and help them learn to read. Taylor experienced an undeniable sense of fulfillment helping her classmates and licking gold stars onto completed pages. The desire to become a teacher took root. Taylor enjoyed thirty years in the classroom and had taught in the schools of Illinois, California, and Virginia before her retirement and relocation to South Carolina. It was there where Taylor wrote her book, Two Minus One: A Memoir, following abandonment by her second husband. Taylor is an avid reader, enthusiastic traveler, and incurable beach lover. She resides outside of Charleston, SC, with her rescue dog, Lucy.