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Kennedy's Goodbye

Published by Post Hill Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

In her raw, primal need for connection and truth, Kennedy learns to listen to the one voice that matters within a world of loss and lies and heart-rending goodbyes.

Is hope a myth? Is love a lie? Is God dead?

Kennedy needs to know. But she’s left feeling alone, grappling to make sense of the world around her. The youngest member of a devout Catholic family, her preordained pathway of perfection into heaven becomes more like a highway to hell. With so many roadblocks—sin, sex, losses, lies—will Kennedy find a place to belong? A place where it’s OK to be OK? A place where hope is real and love is true?

In this coming-of-age novel set in upstate New York in the seventies and eighties, told in a freshly candid voice that evolves as she grows and matures, Kennedy says goodbye to many things—but to what? Hope? Love? God? Or her own self?

Find out in Kennedy’s Goodbye.

About The Author

Author Kati Rose has always said, “I just want to write a book.”

Little Women, Laura Ingalls Wilder, one creative writing assignment, and a supportive teacher all inspired Kati to write—an outlet which provides her with a sense of belonging, a feeling of alignment, and the place where she turns real life into words with intimate candor.

Kati’s novel, Kennedy’s Goodbye, has arrived.

When she’s not writing, Kati loves spending time with her children, grandchildren, her husband who doubles as best friend, and their movie star cats, Dakota (Fanning) and Tatum (O’Neal).

Product Details

  • Publisher: Post Hill Press (March 8, 2022)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781637582374

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Raves and Reviews

"Kati Rose's wise-cracking narrator in Kennedy's Goodbye is absolutely irresistible, as she grapples with the contradictions and mixed messages of her staunchly Catholic upbringing. Funny, wise, entertaining, and heartbreaking, the novel is filled with memorable characters, moral dilemmas, and the full-throttle exuberance of youth."  

– Helen Fremont, author of the national bestseller "After Long Silence" and "The Escape Artist"

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