Gabriola’s Friends of the Library invite you to join us as we celebrate the launch of Sharon’s novel ‘Across a Narrow Strait,’ which she wrote while living on Gabriola.

Life can change in the blink of an eye. A sister is born with disabilities. A plane crashes into a mountain. Long-dormant cancer cells awaken. Is it chance — or destiny? Anna wonders. Then, nine months after her husband dies, she takes things into her own hands, leaves behind the sister she’s always felt responsible for, and moves to Kingfisher, a supposedly-tranquil island in the Salish Sea.

When Anna is warned against getting involved in a community controversy that’s threatening to explode, she scoffs. Then, wanting to support Tim, the teenage grandson she’s just reconnected with, she’s drawn in a much bigger fight, one that takes her life in a direction she never could have predicted.

This is a free, drop in event at the Gabriola Island branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Everyone welcome.