A Thousand Flying Things


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Touchpoint Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.77 inches | 0.82 pounds
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About the Author

Kathryn Ramsperger's literary voice is rooted in the Southern tradition of storytelling and is informed by her world travels. She began her career writing for The Roanoke Times, The National Geographic Society, and Kiplinger publications and later managed publications for the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva, Switzerland. Writing from a global perspective, her themes are universal yet intensely personal and authentic.A graduate of Hollins University (Roanoke, Va.), Kathryn studied under several esteemed authors. She received another degree in Publications Management as a post-graduate at George Washington University.Winner of the Hollins University Fiction Award, Kathryn is also a finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom literary competition. Her first novel, The Shores of Our Souls, won a Foreword Indies award for multicultural fiction and an America's Best Book Award. Readers' Favorite gave it 5 stars for social issues literature, and her novel is also an International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Bonus Book of the Year. Her short stories have appeared in numerous journals, including The MacGuffin and Willow Review.Kathryn interned for President Jimmy Carter, has dined with artists ranging from author Marita Golden to musician and writer Kinky Friedman, and has traveled to every continent except Antarctica and Australia. She's worked in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. She currently lives in the DC suburbs. She and her husband have two adult children and a furry companion. When not writing, reading, broadcasting, and coaching, she's traveling and singing.Find out more about Kathryn and read more of her stories at https: //kathrynbrownramsperger.com.


"Beautifully written, a joy to read and highly entertaining in the most wonderful way possible. Kathryn Brown Ramsperger, quite simply, has written a great novel." -Cindy Williams, Actress best known as the co-star of "Laverne and Shirley" & Author of Shirley, I Jest!

"Smart fiction, which speaks in a lyrical voice of love, wisdom, and social justice, containing the same rich themes as its prequel The Shores of Our Souls. Readers will relish the reunion of lovers, Dianna and Qasim, on an international stage fraught with war, hunger, and immigrants. It's a world of instability with one constant-unconditional love. A Thousand Flying Things is an important read, resonating with the difficult choices we are forced to make in today's fragile world." -Johnnie Bernhard, Author of Hannah and Ariela, American University Press Association's 100 Best Books

"Sparks fly, and they aren't coming from the bombs and the wars that plague southern Sudan, but from hungry hearts. A Thousand Flying Things is a beautiful love story. Dianna, a white American Christian, worries about how Qasim's Lebanese Muslim family will accept her, but their differences go deeper. Their relationship is challenged by geography, culture, trust, secrets, career, and the passing of time, exploring intimately how alike we all are despite the many things society claims separate us. At its core, it's a story of a deep commitment that jumps over all cultural barriers and connects two souls in unconditional love. It's a story that grabs and holds you on the journey with its characters until the end." - Author of The Island Sisters, Micki Berthelot Morency

"A sweeping story crossing continents and cultures, A Thousand Flying Things chronicles the long-range aspirations of an American woman teaching children in the thick of war-ravaged southern Sudan. As she searches for the balance between her career's passionate calling and her personal fulfillment, issues of integrity, loyalty, and a love arrested are examined in an enthralling story written with uncanny insight and unparalleled prose. A knowledgeable, resonating novel memorable for its gripping storyline and profound sensitivity, this novel is a riveting, poignant read." -Author of Multi-Award-winning Fiction Claire Fullerton

"Kathryn Ramsperger's beautifully researched novel interrogates the limits of language, challenging the reader to consider what is lost in translation when two cultures collide. This approach to language deepens the reader's understanding of concepts such as love, peace, and freedom, as they transcend what can be expressed in words." -Megan Holt, Ph.D, Executive Director, One Book One New Orleans & Words and Music Literary Festival

"Timeless and Timely! Ramsperger raises the stakes in her compelling second novel, a fast-paced tale that filled me with a sense of urgency and a longing that settled in my chest until I reached the end. It's been 10 years since the couple has seen each other. Will their reunion bring them closer together, or tear them apart for good? The author has lived in the regions she writes about, and her powerful novel holds the capacity to offer hope and healing between people and cultures." -Kathleen M. Rodgers, Author of The Flying Cutterbucks, a 2021 WILLA Literary Award Finalist for Contemporary Fiction