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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Advent 2015 - Day 22 - After the Fog by Kathleen Shoop


After the Fog by Kathleen Shoop

A Nurse’s Obligation
A Town’s Demise
A Mother’s Regret
A Son’s Calling
A Daughter’s Mistake
A Time to Forgive

For every woman who thinks she left her past behind…Historic, environmental drama wrapped in a love story...

It's 1948 in the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous “killing smog.” Public health nurse, Rose Pavlesic, has risen above her orphaned upbringing and created a life that reflects everything she missed as a child. She’s even managed to keep her painful secrets hidden from her doting husband, loving children, and large extended family.

When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose’s nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed. Consequences from her past collide with her present life, making her once clear decisions as gray as the suffocating smog. As pressure mounts, Rose finds she’s not the only one harboring lies. When the deadly fog finally clears, the loss of trust and faith leaves the Pavlesic family—and the whole town—splintered and shocked. With her new perspective, can Rose finally forgive herself and let her family’s healing begin?

***2013 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist*** 
***Independent Publisher Awards: 2012 Silver, Best Regional Fiction–Mid-Atlantic*** 
***National Indie Excellence Awards: 2012 WINNER-- Literary Fiction***

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A Language Arts Coach with a Ph.D. in Reading Education, Kathleen lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Kathleen's debut novel, The Last Letter was garnered multiple awards in 2011.  Her second novel, After the Fog (Silver IPPY), was a category finalist in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Her third novel, Love and Other Subjects, earned a Silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival. Recently, Kathleen has released the her first romance novella, Home Again (Book One) and Book Two, a novel-length work in the Endless Love series called Return to Love. Book Three in the historical fiction series that started with The Last Letter and followed with The Road Home is also near completion.

Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

The first thing Kathleen thinks of at the thought of Christmas is...
My daughter, Beth, being born on Christmas Eve!

Kathleen's favorite thing to do in the festive season...
Decorate the tree with my kids, go ice-skating outside and take family walks and look at all the homes that are decorated.

Kathleen's Christmas Wish for 2015…
World Peace...and not in a flippant way. I wish somehow the world could just right itself overnight. I suppose each of us can do our part, so I wish we all did that--saw each other as we want to be seen.

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4 comments:

  1. My mother-in-law would love this! She'll be in town this week, so I'll have to share it with her. :)

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  2. That looks like a great book!! I'll have to look for it at our store!

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  3. It sure makes me wonder what all these hidden secrets and lies are about!

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