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Katy's Ghost

Trish Evans

Paperback

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Description

Haunted by childhood traumas, happily married Katy Welborn is at a crossroads: in her late 30s, her biological clock ticking, she has survived cancer but her fears of family skeletons dangling in the genetic closet have paralyzed her from becoming pregnant. That’s when her long-departed Grandmother Nellie appears as sort of a guardian angel, leading Katy on a journey back through the tortured pages of her past.

With unexpected humor and often profound insights, Katy revisits a series of traumatic encounters: a severely schizophrenic uncle whose presence threatens the entire family, an emotionally unstable sister who has spiraled into the lost zone of southern California’s 1960s drug-infused counterculture; and a well-meaning suburban family torn
 apart by its own bizarre eccentricities.

Set in the 1990s, with flashbacks to the 1950s and 1960s, Katy’s Ghost takes readers into painful territory, captured with a soft soul.


Praise For Katy's Ghost

“Katy and Gram’s story has moments of wit and sublime epiphany.” Kirkus Reviews

“A parable of overcoming fears.” Foreword

Stonearch Bridge Books, 9781733234900, 356pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2019



About the Author

Trish Evans was raised in an eccentric southern California family of journalists, writers and musicians. She graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the renowned School of Speech. She taught language skills to deaf and severely hard of hearing children for several years, then studied marriage and family counseling at Loyola Marymount University and did additional graduate studies in psychology at the University of Southern California.

While attending graduate school, Trish worked as a researcher and librarian for a leading international consulting company. Later, she provided story adaptations for various children’s television programs. She cannot remember a time when she was not writing, but in 2014 she turned her attention to full-time fiction writing.

When not tapping on her keyboard, Trish can usually be found working in her garden, bike riding or walking along a California beach with her husband and their goldendoodle, Ollie.
Visit her at trishevansbooks.com.