She could be your sister, best friend, wife, daughter, neighbor. An overwhelmed stay-at-home mom whose husband is too preoccupied with work to spend time with his family. A PR executive scared to death she waited too long to have the baby she has always wanted. When they meet through a Classics Book Club, each thinks the other one’s life is so much better than her own. But, is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence? A vivid portrayal of contemporary marriage and its problems, A Whisper to a Scream speaks to a longing in all of us, a yearning that might start as a vague notion, but eventually grows into an unbearable, vociferous cry. This is the first installment of six novels exploring the lives of The Bibliophiles, a fictional suburban book club.
Karen has worked as a magazine editor, public relations coordinator, and freelance writer. She is a two-time “Folio Magazine” Ozzie Award winner for Excellence in Magazine Editorial and Design. Her work has appeared in countless newspapers and magazines. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her family.
Karen writes contemporary literary fiction with a sprinkling of the classics. Her Bibliophiles series explores the lives of fictional American suburban book club members. The first, A Whisper to a Scream, centers on Sarah, a stay-at-home mother of two, and Annie, a PR executive with fertility issues, each of whom thinks the other’s life is far superior to her own. Until My Soul Gets It Right chronicles Catherine Elbert’s journey as she bounces from coast to coast in search of her true self.
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