An Afternoon Signing & Reading
with Author Michelle Horton
Sunday, February 25th @ 1 PM
Due to limited space in our cozy shop, this is a ticketed event! Tickets are FREE but you must RSVP.
A breathtaking memoir about two sisters and a high-profile case: Nikki
Addimando, incarcerated for killing her abuser; and the author, Michelle Horton,
left in the devastating fall-out to raise Nikki's young children and to battle the
criminal justice system.
In September 2017, a knock on the door upends Michelle Horton’s life forever: her
sister had just shot her partner and was now in jail. During the investigation that
follows, Michelle learns that Nikki had been hiding horrific abuse for years. Stunned
to find herself in a situation she’d only ever encountered on television and true
crime podcasts, Michelle rearranges her life to care for Nikki's children and
simultaneously launches a fight to bring Nikki home, squaring off against a criminal
justice system seemingly designed to punish the entire family.
In this exquisite memoir, Michelle retraces the sisters’ childhood and explores how so many people, including
herself, could have been blind to the abuse. An intimate look at a family surviving trauma, Dear Sister is a
deeply personal story about what it takes to be believed and the danger of keeping truths hidden. Ultimately,
Horton turns her family’s suffering into hard won wisdom: a profound story of resilience and the unbreakable
bond between sisters.
About The Author:
Michelle Horton is a writer and advocate living in New York's Hudson Valley with her son, nephew, and niece.
Through the Nicole Addimando Community Defense Committee, she continues to speak out her for sister and
the countless other victims of domestic violence criminalized for their acts of survival.