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Friday, May 8, 2015

Tour: FAR END OF HAPPY by Kathryn Craft

A Suspenseful Thriller Inspired by the Author’s Harrowing Personal Story

The Far End of Happy

By Kathryn Craft

May 5, 2015; Sourcebooks Landmark;9781492604952; Paperback Original; $14.99; Fiction

Advance Praise for The Far End of Happy

“A complex and gripping story of broken hearts, lives, and marriages that will tear you apart from beginning to end.” —Steena Holmes, New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author of The Memory Child andFinding Emma

“Kathryn Craft keeps the tension edge-of-your-seat suspenseful in The Far End of Happyunflinchingly honest and hard-hitting.” —Kate Moretti, author of the New York Times bestselling Thought I Knew You, and Binds That Tie

Compellingly written, the tension builds throughout the book and the reader comes out the other side with more insight, and more compassion, for those who may find themselves on the far end of happy.” —Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author ofHidden

“Kathryn Craft is a masterful storyteller who weaves a heartbreaking story packed with tension and brimming with humanity.” —Lori Nelson Spielman, #1 international bestselling author of The Life List

“An incredibly honest and courageous exploration of a marriage torn apart by neglect and threats of suicide. Craft’s ability to tell a tale as beautiful as it is haunting left me in awe. Not one to miss!” —Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl

“Captivated from page one…Craft expertly weaves a gripping tale that hits the reader hard and keeps moving briskly to itsheartbreaking but hopeful conclusion.” —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times andUSA Today bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and These Things Hidden

Twelve tense hours, three women, and the suicide standoff that turns one family’s piece of heaven into a scene from hell.

Ronnie’s husband is supposed to move out today. After years of placing her own dreams on hold and enduring Jeff’s apathy and control, Ronnie is finally seeking a divorce, and beginning to hope for a better future for herself and their two boys. But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun in the front seat, she realizes that nothing about the day will go as planned.

When the massive police presence arrives to control the twelve-hour standoff, the women in Jeff’s life are pushed to their breaking points. Whatever part Ronnie played in their slow and painful unraveling, not much else matters now but these moments. Her family’s lives depend on the choices she will make, but what is the best choice for everyone?

Based on the author’s harrowing personal story, The Far End of Happy is a powerful novel about how one man’s spiral toward a violent conclusion tests the resolve, love, and hope of the women he leaves behind.



Kathryn Craft, 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 in 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 ofThe Art of Falling. She lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.


Review: THE FAR END OF HAPPY by Kathryn Craft

If the reader doesn't come away from this novel soul-wrenched, tear ducts dried out from crying, mind full of the characters--well, that reader must have read with eyes, ears, and heart closed. THE FAR END OF HAPPY is an extraordinarily compelling book, founded in an extraordinary comprehension of human nature, addiction, denial---and love, familial bonds, and character strength and integrity. It will be without a doubt a BEST of 2015. I can't praise it highly enough!

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