Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Far End of Happy

The Far End of Happy, written by Kathryn Craft, is one of the great reads that grabs you and refuses to let you go until the conclusion of the book. Craft's ability to pull you into the story and make you feel a part of the action is amazing.

The Far End of Happy
written by Kathryn Craft
The novel, in its entirety takes place over the course of one day and is told in three voices: Ronnie (the wife), Beverly (the mother-in-law), and Janet (the mother). Each of the narrators provides their version of the background story of Ronnie and her husband Jeff, as well as their point of view for the events of the day. The book is broken into sections of time, beginning at 7:00 in the morning and ending eleven hours later. At the conclusion of the book you will need to take time to sit back and reflect on what you have read. It is most important to understand that although this is a work of fiction it is based on the author's personal experiences of a 1997 event that forever changed her life and those of her children and extended family.

Here is a book trailer for The Far End of Happy.

You can purchase The Far End of Happy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The official publication date is May 5, 2015.

Kathryn Craft is a former dance critic who wrote for The Morning Call daily newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania, for nineteen years. Craft wrote exclusively nonfiction until she was plunged into the kind of real-life drama that demands attention. In 1997, after fifteen years of marriage, her husband committed suicide in a police standoff, leaving her and their two young sons.

The Far End of Happy was born from Craft's need to make sense of what her husband had done. Kathryn has been a leader in the southeastern Pennsylvania writing scene for more than a decade and is also the author of The Art of Falling. She lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Kathryn Craft and her books at her website

I do not believe a better title could have been chose for this book. I have to applaud the author for her ability to bring this most intimate story to print. Thank you to the two Kathryns who brought this book to my attention - Kathryn Craft, author and Kathryn Lynch, publicist.

**To comply with guidelines set forth by the Federal Trade Commission, Sourcebooks has provided a complimentary coy of The Far End of Happy in electronic format and in an uncorrected advance copy reader for review purposes. My review is in no way influenced by the author or publishing company and is solely my opinion. The bibliographic information and book trailer were provided by the author's publicist, Kathryn Lynch of Sourcebooks.

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