Books by Beth Kephart

GOING OVER by Beth Kephart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"While this gripping effort captures the full flavor of a trying time in an onerous place, many readers will find it hard going. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Life in the grim shadow of the Berlin Wall is vividly reflected in Kephart's moving exploration in two voices. Read full book review >
HANDLING THE TRUTH by Beth Kephart
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Generous, intelligent and genuinely insightful."
A self-described "memoir autodidact" and distinguished author's refreshingly idiosyncratic guide to the art of creative nonfiction. Read full book review >
DR. RADWAY'S SARSAPARILLA RESOLVENT by Beth Kephart
Released: May 1, 2013

"An outstanding and ultimately life-affirming tale. (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Kephart has crafted a deeply satisfying tale that's richly evocative of its time and place. Read full book review >
SMALL DAMAGES by Beth Kephart
Released: July 19, 2012

"Lovely and unusual—at once epic and intimate. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A young woman is forced into unexpected territory when she is packed off to a vividly imagined, shimmering Spanish countryside in order to conceal an unexpected pregnancy. Read full book review >
YOU ARE MY ONLY by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Though the initial draw may be the sensational subject matter, readers will come away with much more. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The heartbreaking tale of a kidnapped child and her bereft mother unfolds in alternating narratives in this intense and lovely novel. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS NEIGHBORS by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

A young woman is lost in grief following the death of her twin sister in this tender, quiet work of historical fiction. Read full book review >

THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE by Beth Kephart
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

A young woman fears losing her best friend to anorexia even as she convinces her to join a volunteer work trip to Juarez, Mexico, in this tender but uneven novel. Read full book review >

NOTHING BUT GHOSTS by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2009

A long-buried mystery weaves its way through this delicately layered portrait of a grief-stricken daughter and father that meditates on the nature of loss. Read full book review >

HOUSE OF DANCE by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

In the summer of her 15th year, Rosie Keith shakily prepares for the death of her beloved Granddad. Read full book review >

UNDERCOVER by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

In her YA fiction debut, Kephart's fluid writing style and ability to illuminate the meaningful and beautiful in the everyday combine to create a tale that is both winningly different and comfortably familiar. Read full book review >

STILL LOVE IN STRANGE PLACES by Beth Kephart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Particularly notable for the sinewy authorial voice, susceptible yet also dauntless and alert, conveying powerful insights with a strong eye for detail and color and a sure sense of what is important at a particular time and place. (19 b&w photos)"
A turbulent family drama enfolded in a nation's story. Read full book review >
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Sept. 14, 2000

"A curious mixture of limpid prose, compelling narrative, and greeting-card philosophy."
A meditation—sometimes profound and poignant, sometimes merely precious—on the importance of friends and the meanings of friendship. Read full book review >
A SLANT OF SUN by Beth Kephart
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: June 1, 1998

"While Kephart does not claim to have cured her son's PPD, parents who have received a similar diagnosis will find her revealing story immensely encouraging."
A mother's bittersweet account of raising a son to whom experts had given the ungainly label "pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified," a disorder akin to autism. Read full book review >