From Kelly Kittel:
Author Kelly Kittel will read from her new book BREATHE A Memoir of Motherhood, Grief, and Family Conflict
June 17th, 7 p.m.
Grass Roots Bookstore
227 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
People always ask me why I write about loss and grief. And I tell them that it’s because when I do, I’m also writing about love, and hope, and family, and all the big messy glorious things in our lives. Kelly Kittel understands that. In Breathe, she bares her broken heart, and shows us all courage and hope, and, mostly love.
–Ann Hood, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief
This is the story of a girl who dreamed of having a large, loving family, and it’s the story of the struggles she survived as a woman to realize that dream. It’s also the universal tale of the forces that can tear a family apart. A memoir about grief and family conflict and about the brave personality who was able to embrace what was served up but not ordered.
Kelly Kittel tells the story of her sons, not always pleasant but not without joy either. This book is proof that truth is stranger than fiction.
Kelly Kittel is a fish biologist and an author. She is married with five living children, whom she admits with joy are her best work beyond compare. She lives with her husband and their two youngest children in Rhode Island but her favorite writing space is in their yurts on the coast of Oregon. She has been published in magazines and anthologies and has written many notes to teachers, but Breathe is her first book.
Note: If you cannot attend the reading but would like to reserve a book to be signed and picked up later you can call the store for a book to be set aside for you… speak with any bookseller, (541) 754-7668.