Kathleen Grissom

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Annaheim, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Born Kathleen Doepker, I was privileged as a child to be raised in Annaheim, Saskatchewan, a hamlet on the plains of Canada. Although we lived in a small, tightly knit Roman Catholic community, I was fortunate to have parents who were open to other religions and cultures. Since television was not a luxury our household could afford, books were the windows that expanded my world.

Soon after Sister Colette, my first grade teacher, introduced me to Dick, Jane, and Sally, I began to read on my own. I was a fanciful child and became so influenced by books that while I was reading Five Little Peppers And How They Grew I ate only cold boiled potatoes (the truth is this lasted only for a day) as I suffered with them through their hardships. After

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“Could I be your girl, too?" I asked quickly.
The large, broad-shouldered man looked away before he answered. "Well, now," he said, as though he had given it deep thought, "I sure do think I would like that."
"But," I said, concerned that he hadn't noticed, "I don't look like your other girls."
"You mean because you white?"
I nodded.
"Abinia," he said, pointing toward the chickens, "you look at those birds. Some of them be brown, some of them be white and black. Do you think when they little chicks, those mamas and papas care about that?”
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“[Y]et, I wondered why Marshall did not at least attempt a kiss. In many ways, his treatment of me reminded me of the way I had behaved toward the doll that Mamma Mae had given me as a child. I favored it so that I had refused myself of the joy of playing with it, daring to love it only with my eyes. But in doing so, I had denied myself its very purpose.”
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“We a family, carin' for each other. Family make us strong in times of trouble. We all stick together, help each other out. That the real meanin' of family. When you grow up, you take that family feelin' with you.”
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Kathleen Adriana wrote: "Kathleen,
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed, The Kitchen House, and how I can't put down, Glory Over Everything. I laughed and cried like your characters were real! Thank you, for suc..."

Adriana, I am so glad that you enjoying GOE!

Adriana Parrinello Kathleen,
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed, The Kitchen House, and how I can't put down, Glory Over Everything. I laughed and cried like your characters were real! Thank you, for such an eye-opening novel, of love and family, no matter what color. Can't wait to get five minutes to continue reading, Glory Over Everything!!
God bless,
Adriana Parrinello

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