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Lalita Noronha, Katherine Cottle, and Lauren Francis Sharma

Aug 18, 2014

Lalita Noronha's Her Skin Phyllo-thin; Katherine Cottle’s I Remain Yours; and Lauren Francis Sharma's Til the Well Runs Dry

  When you’re a microbiologist, a teacher, an Indian immigrant, and a mother, you’ve got a rich array of life experiences to choose from when you sit down to write a poem. Lalita Noronha’s new poetry collection is titled, Her Skin Phyllo-thin, and she shares her creative work with The Signal’s Aaron Henkin.
author Katherine Cottle's great-grandparents, Peter and Nellie Sundwall, photographed with their first child
  They’re probably in a shoe box underneath a dozen other things in the back of a dusty closet, but they’re there – your old love letters.  Now imagine that your great granddaughter finds that old box of letters, a century from now, and she happens to be a writer.  Katherine Cottle is the author of, I Remain Yours:  Secret Mission Love Letters of My Mormon Great-Grandparents, 1900-1903, and she visits with Aaron Henkin.
    The novel Til the Well Runs Dry is an epic tale of troubled love and a terrible secret.  It’s also a vibrant portrait of the West Indian island of Trinidad.  Lauren Francis Sharma joins Aaron Henkin for a look inside the story.