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Kaylie Jones's Books

Combining the breezy charm of Running With Scissors and the piercing honesty of The Glass Castle, acclaimed writer Kaylie Jones's riveting memoir recalls her relationship with her mother, particularly in the aftermath of the death of her father, the prize-winning novelist James Jones.
Clara's father, Viktor, was a Russian political prisoner in Auschwitz. He was involved in the camp underground, helping to "organize" much-needed goods to help the prisoners. But he also worked on the train ramps and helped to guide thousands of innocent victims to the gas chambers. The guilt and horror Viktor still carries with him are part of his daughter Clara's...
Based on the author's early years in Paris with her famous father, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries chronicles the growth of an extraordinary family. Previously the adored only child, Channe finds her world disrupted by the adoption of a French brother, Benoit. This inspired novel explores the complex, volatile relationships between a brother, a sister, a mother, and a father, as...
Kaylie Jones' novels are a pure joy to read, and Celeste Ascending is splendid! -Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump Celeste Ascending is a luminous portrait of a young woman confronted by contradictions: the chasm between longing and contentment, the material sickness of American culture versus the ascetic life of the artist, and the hard fought scramble toward grace that...