Set in America after 2008, A Journey, a Reckoning and a Miracle follows the stories of Lucy, a seventeen year old Rapture believer who travels on a pilgrimage to honor the dead but finds the living; George, a former leader, who through suffering, finally acknowledges his tragic mistakes and begins to make amends; and Judith a severely wounded Iraq War vet who recovers her identity, voice and a sense of humor with the help of her loved ones. This magical story, dedicated to the great powers of healing which are called by many names, traces the inner and outer journeys of these and other Americans as they cross paths, transform themselves, and help revive the American dream.
Kathy gives an overview of the book:
"Es muy feo, si? Very ugly, right?" Again the power behind this force was more intense than anything he'd ever felt before. He knew this was something completely different, exponentially (he knew that word!) more powerful than all the American military might combined. More almighty than anything he'd experienced as the most powerful president of the most powerful nation the world had ever seen. "Are you...God?" There was silence. "I thought you'd spoken with me before." The force let out an awesome sigh. LIghtning flashed and the sky turned greenish black as the two figures, George and the other, were enveloped by a cool moist wind. All the zombies had disappeared. George looked up, then back down quickly, eyes shifting right and left, wishing he had one of those little speakerphone earplug thingies that connected him with other men. "No, we don't have any of those here. You're on your own." George lifted his head slightly and glimpsed...
I am a mother and psychiatrist who loves books. I have my first novel, A Journey, a Reckoning and a Miracle coming out this summer. It's my creative response to the Iraq War and President Bush's 2004 re-election, a story with a hopeful end.