Mother’s Day 2014
I’ve written three books that address motherhood and family dynamics, available through KathleenK.com, for those readers who prefer to skip the folderol around sex activity yet appreciate the deep passions and strong desires that drive us forward. There are no murderers, no spies, no royals… it’s all about strong voices and tender hearts.
You gotta love your mother. That’s the opening line of “The Lent Hand”, the story of a hippie chick’s son who was casually abandoned to be raised by the best grandparents in the world… so, does that make it OK? This is character-driven fiction that captures the commotion of emotion within families. Upbeat and witty, the book is a framework around loyalty and love at the heart of the home.
The Lent Hand
Adventures in Beach Town Towing
A beautifully woven novel about an unusual boy… and how he learns to be a father, without having really been a son.
A comical, honest love story between two lost souls who complete each other.
By Kirkus Reviews Jan 2013
Joody is a neglectful mother of three, allergic to responsibility. The book provides four stories about one selfish woman’s failure to care for her children. She’s not dangerous, not exactly, but there are gaps and lapses in the kids’ routines that fall to Aunt Janet, long-suffering sister of the girl who loved trouble.
Family in crisis, sisters in conflict.
A Case Study in Post Dramatic Stress Disorder
Intertwining stories chronicle the life and misspent times of a negligent mother… a careless narcissist who leaves a path of emotional destruction behind her.
Yet for a potentially heavy subject, the book has a peculiar lightness…
By Kirkus Reviews Mar. 2013
Mary Stanley is a Catholic wife and mother of three who is employed by the church office… but none of that is true. Not anymore. Her husband left her, the children are grown; she was fired from her job for asking why parish building funds were paying for a big boat at the marina. Everything she believes in has fallen apart and it’s time for her to make some decisions. She goes to work managing donations at a women’s shelter and re-examines the whole “Men in Charge” thing handed down in the Bible which it just so happened had been written by and for the men.
Dissection of misplaced faith.
O Come, All Ye Faithful
This is a story of bad breaks and redemption, a story of choices. … There are old truths here known to any true grown-up, but it is good to be reminded of them again.
A witty and wise read, especially for fans of tough-minded heroines.
By Kirkus Reviews Oct. 2012
COMMENTARY: I have a mixed collection of work available through KathleenKBooks.com that shares rich prose, snappy dialog and vivid characters who wither or thrive as their story goes. The adults-only books are bedside readers for the adult mind, oddly thoughtful, high-end Libertine literature. One reason I founded an indie book brand was so that I could work Committee-free, unbeholden to producers or consumers. The work spans decades and genres but you’ll always recognize Words Arranged by Kathleen K.
The family fiction is carefully crafted to draw the reader into a household, weaving your feelings into the story, earning the best compliment ever for a writer to hear: I didn’t want the book to end.
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