Katherine's Story [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Kage Baker
eBook Category: Mainstream
eBook Description: A newlywed has difficulty with the transition from New York City to her new husband's southern farm and the troubled birth of her baby during the tragic 1938 broadcast of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds.
eBook Publisher: Fictionwise.com, Published: Fictionwise, 2001
Fictionwise Release Date: February 2001
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Available eBook Formats [MultiFormat - What's this?]: eReader (PDB) [29 KB]
, ePub (EPUB) [26 KB]
, Rocket/REB1100 (RB) [15 KB]
, Portable Document Format (PDF) [70 KB]
, Palm Doc (PDB) [15 KB]
, Microsoft Reader (LIT) [37 KB]
, Franklin eBookMan (FUB) [87 KB]
, hiebook (KML) [65 KB]
, Sony Reader (LRF) [45 KB]
, iSilo (PDB) [13 KB]
, Mobipocket (PRC) [16 KB]
, Kindle Compatible (MOBI) [44 KB]
, OEBFF Format (IMP) [26 KB]
Reading time: 12-18 min.
Microsoft Reader (LIT) Format: Printing DISABLED, Read-Aloud ENABLED
Portable Document Format (PDF) Format: Printing DISABLED, Read-Aloud DISABLED
All Other formats: Printing DISABLED, Read-aloud DISABLED
"Katherine's Story" is a tale of a city girl thrown into the Southern country where little is as she'd imagined it would be. When Katherine encounters another high society woman stuck in Hicksville, USA, instead of being thrilled to find another like herself, she is fearful of what she will someday become.
Kage Baker has created a chillingly real tale in "Katherine's Story". With impressive imagery and a realistic main character, the reader can't help but feel sympathy for her and disgust for her new extended family. All in all, a sad and beautiful tale that's well worth the read. -Amy Poppenga, Fictionwise Recommender
The ride to their new home was silent and uncomfortable. Literally; she rode perched on Dick's lap, which would have been funny and romantic under other circumstances. They bumped along unpaved roads for miles, up into the mountains, far out of town, before turning down a gravel drive to a frame house set back among trees. There was an enclosed screened porch running the length of the front.
Katherine hopped out and waited, clutching her handbag, as the men unloaded the cages and carried them around to the chicken pen in the side yard. Mr. Loveland remained with the chicks, opening the cages and dumping their contents into the pen. Dick got their suitcases again and she followed him into the silent house.
To her dismay, she saw two cots set up on the porch and an old chiffonier, clearly intended for them.
"Are we living out here?" she whispered.
Dick looked down at the cots. "Oh," he said. "I guess so. Well, it's hot, ain't it? We'll be all right." He dropped the suitcases and pushed through the door into the house. She followed him, wondering where she was going to put her things when they arrived.