Kathleen West: Home or Away Book Launch & Pre-Order
Tuesday, March 29, 7:00 PM
In-Store Event - Tickets Required
Join us as we celebrate the publication of Kathleen West's third novel with a reading, Q&A, and book signing. We're thrilled to be hosting with our friends at ModernWell! (2909 South Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis MN 55405).
Tickets are available at the link above, and are for admission only. Books may be purchased at the event, or ahead of time through the pre-order link to the right! Please note that event tickets and pre-orders must be purchased separately.
Pre-order Home or Away (publishing March 29, 2022) from Magers & Quinn and receive a personalized, signed copy. Event attendees will have the opportunity to pick up their pre-order at the event.
About the book:
Two friends, one Olympic dream, and the choice that stood in the way.
Once Leigh and Susy were close friends and teammates bound for Olympic hockey gold, but when Leigh's sure-fire plan to make the final roster backfired, she left everything behind to start over, including the one person who knew her secret.
Two decades later, Leigh's a successful investment banker, happily married, and the mom of a hockey prodigy, so when a career opportunity lands the family back in Minnesota, Leigh takes the shot for her kid. Back in the ultra-competitive world she left behind, the move puts her in Susy's orbit, a daily reminder of how Leigh watched from the sidelines as her former teammate went on to Olympic glory.
Despite the coldness between them, Susy can't help but hope that Leigh might lace up her skates and join her in the coaches' box--after all Leigh knows better than anyone how hard it is to be a woman in this world. Susy knows soon her daughter, Georgie, will be seen as a girl athlete, relegated to the B team, with less support and opportunity to advance.
But Leigh believes keeping Susy at arms' length is the only way to hide her history with her former coach Jeff Carlson. When he hints of new favors in exchange for her son's ice time, Leigh is caught in the ultimate bind: come clean about what happened when she was an Olympic hopeful and risk her marriage or play Jeff's game. In a moment of desperation, Leigh realizes the one person she thought was her biggest competitor--her former teammate--might turn out to be her biggest ally.
Told with Kathleen West's trademark wit and compassion, Home or Away is a story about overcoming our pasts, confronting our futures, and the sustaining bonds of female friendship.