THAS ~ Ann Braden


The Tory Hill Authors Series is an annual summer event sponsored by the Warner Historical Society showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event takes place at 7pm on Saturday at the Warner Town Hall and is followed by a dessert reception. Tickets are $10 for each program.

We are assisted in choosing and contacting our authors by Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds. MainStreet BookEnds will have the author's books for purchase in the store.  Books will also be available on the evening of the talk.

August 19

Opinions and Opossums 

with Ann Braden


Ann Braden writes books about kids learning to stand up for themselves even when it’s hard. Having earned widespread recognition, her debut middle grade novel, THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS, was called one of “the essential middle school reads from the last decade” by Edutopia, and her next book, FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN, sparked a coast-to-coast read aloud with tens of thousands of students taking part.  Her newest book, OPINIONS AND OPOSSUMS was a Kids’ Indie Next List pick and was called “mind-expanding” by Kirkus. Ann founded the Local Love Brigade, which sends love postcards to those who are facing hate. She also founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group which helped pass landmark common ground gun violence prevention legislation. Previously a middle school teacher, Ann lives in southern Vermont with her husband, two kids, and two insatiable cats. 

Event date: 

Saturday, August 19, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Warner Town Hall
Main Street
Warner, NH 03278
Opinions and Opossums By Ann Braden Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984816092
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 2nd, 2023

Flight of the Puffin By Ann Braden Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984816085
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 30th, 2022

The Benefits of Being an Octopus: A Novel By Ann Braden Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510757677
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Published: Sky Pony - May 4th, 2021

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