Wednesday, August 01, 2007

(RiverOak, May 1, 2007)
by Kathleen Popa (a member of CFBA)


Raised in the American Southwest, Kathleen began her love affair with the desert as a child. Before becoming a writer she, among other jobs, worked in both the juvenile facility for incarcerated girls and a home for emotionally disturbed children. Mother of two, she lives in Northern California with her husband and youngest son. Visit her blog, Reading, Writing, and What Else is There? She is a member of the CFBA.


“Not a safe world.” How many times had she heard it over and over again? Well, it is not a safe world and Dara Murphy Brogan knew it better than most, which is exactly why she had tucked herself away on a desert mountaintop. Now it was just her, the voice inside her head and the boxes of hastily packed odds and ends—all that was left of her pathetic excuse of a life. Hadn’t she chosen the desert because it was barren and brown and dead looking and far, far away from anyone who may have seen the news?

So what was this, this trespasser, this interloper, this wacked out earth mother doing dancing outside her window? Celebrating life and the Spirit in a way Dara never could have dreamed. Until she opened her door and met Jane Cameron.

"A book that makes me laugh is a joy, a book that makes me cry is a rarity. But a book that moves me to dance is sublime...I simply loved this book." ~Kathryn Mackel, Author of The Hidden

"Kathleen Popa creates a compelling vision of a small community’s power to coax waning spirits back toward life...a journey worth taking."~Jeff Berryman,
Author of Leaving Ruin

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