Eileen Obser’s Take on Life as a Landlady

Eileen Obser's boo "Three Rooms, Shared Bath."

On Sunday, August 29, at 3 p.m. Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor hosts author Eileen Obser who will discuss her new book “Three Rooms, Shared Bath: A Landlady in the Hamptons.”

The book follows Diana Long, a middle-aged widow who rents rooms in her East Hampton home, but feels pressured to make changes in her life.

She loves the Hamptons, but should she sell the house and move on? Should she stay, perhaps settling for just one tenant or housemate, or only rent seasonally?

Author Eileen Obser.

The book offers a vision of the East End up close, from Hampton Bays to Sag Harbor to Montauk, with real sites and scenes and events, such as the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night, the Hampton Classic, and the Shinnecock Pow Wow.

Eileen Obser holds an MFA in creative writing and literature from Stony Brook University. Her articles, short stories and essays have been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, Newsday Magazine, The Village Voice and, locally, The East Hampton Star. She moved to East Hampton in 1975, after a divorce, and has lived there since. She has been both a tenant and a landlady during this time and is at work on a memoir about her East Hampton years.

Romany Kramoris Gallery is at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Visit kramorisgallery.com for details.