Beth Kephart




Deborah...
93 books | 1,366 friends

Liviania
1,657 books | 690 friends

Rachel
2,497 books | 2,241 friends

Liz Fic...
823 books | 1,161 friends

Amanda ...
362 books | 3,209 friends

Book Pr...
106 books | 1,670 friends

Michele...
35,428 books | 4,519 friends

DisneyM...
673 books | 3,455 friends

More friends…

Beth is following 1 person

Beth Kephart

Goodreads Author


born
in Wilmington, DE, The United States
gender
female

website

genre

influences
Michael Ondaatje, Wallace Stegner, Natalie Kusz, Colum McCann, Alice M...more

member since
December 2007


About this author

Though I've been writing since I was nine years old, I didn't publish beyond my high school literary journal until I was a new mother. My first published essay was in Iowa Woman; subsequently, I published short stories in dozens of literary magazines—learning, always, what worked or what didn't by reading far more than I wrote.

My first book, A SLANT OF SUN, a memoir, was a National Book Award finalist. My second, INTO THE TANGLE OF FRIENDSHIP, was supported by an NEA grant. These gifts give a writer momentum, and hope. To date I've published five memoirs, an autobiography of a river called FLOW: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PHILADELPHIA'S SCHUYLKILL RIVER, and the first of what will be four young adult novels for HarperTeen. UNDERCOVER has been n...more


Last week I wrote about my gratitude for Clockhouse, which published my first long piece of adult fiction in many years. I'd found a snippet of my story on the Clockhouse web site.

Today the magazine itself arrives—wrapped like a gift, endlessly cared for, across its many pages.

I celebrate again. Because when a team of editors takes this much time to do things so right, two words bear repeatin... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on July 28, 2014 09:39
Average rating: 3.56 · 4,103 ratings · 1,120 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
Small Damages
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 1,019 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Undercover
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 689 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
You Are My Only
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 658 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nothing but Ghosts
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dangerous Neighbors
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 257 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
House of Dance
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Slant of Sun: One Child's...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Going Over
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Heart is Not a Size
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Handling the Truth: On the ...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Beth Kephart…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

ZENOBIA: The Curious Book of Business (Business & Investing)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: an Alice in Wonderland-like fable about the power of the imagination (and courage) in corporate America
FLOW: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River (History)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: a hybrid work of history and prose poetry, an autobiography of a river
UNDERCOVER (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: the story of an aspiring high school poet who sheds a cloak of social invisibility and finally becomes herself

Beth's Recent Updates

Beth Kephart wrote a new blog post


We saw the brown bear from the boat's prow. We saw it watching us. It seemed in need of a good grooming (weren't we all, at that point?) and hungry... Read more of this blog post »
Beth made a comment on some publishing news
"Laura, I am so glad to hear that. Thank you. Going Over could use every inch of help possible. Your encouragement means a lot. "
"many thanks, Linda! "
Beth made a comment on we need each other
"Oh, gosh. It's amazing that you discovered STILL LOVE. You have inspired me right now. I'm going to put an excerpt of that book on my blog. Just for y...more "
"I am so happy we met. Truly, I had just had a somewhat big blow when I began reading your book. And I felt lighter instantly, more hopeful, as I read....more "
"thank you! "
Beth rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Salt God's Daughter by Ilie Ruby
The Salt God's Daughter
by Ilie Ruby (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Beth rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Web of Angels by Lilian Nattel
Web of Angels
by Lilian Nattel (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
I have never met Lilian Nattel, but I feel I know her. The rink where she skates. The sound of her kids' laughter. The way she sees the world in which she lives. The photographs that thrill her. I read and loved her international sensation, The River...more
Beth is now following Kalen's reviews
1736960
Beth joined the group Maximum Ride Roleplay
More of Beth's books…
“Have you ever watched a leaf leave a tree? It falls upward first, and then it drifts toward the ground, just as I find myself drifting towards you.”
Beth Kephart, Undercover

“Forgiveness, which is the place that every story turns, the chance we give each other.”
Beth Kephart, Undercover

“Step out from behind the words. When you're a writer you can imagine that the words speak for you and are you, but they're not. You are this living breathing bad hair day kind of person.”
Beth Kephart

Topics Mentioning This Author

25x33 Maximum Ride Roleplay — 25 members — last activity Sep 25, 2011 01:26PM
It's Maximum Ride RP!!! If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't join. If you join, you have to at least of read one of them or currently readi...more
Comments (showing 1-3 of 3)    post a comment »
dateDown_arrow    newest »

message 1: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.



Pamela Hey Beth...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 3: by Beth

Beth you are welcome!


back to top