Every Now and Then


Product Details

Alcove Press
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Lesley Kagen is a multi-award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of nine previous novels, an actress, voice-over-talent, sought-after speaker, child advocate, student storyteller, and writing instructor. The mother of two and grandmother of two, she lives in a hundred and fifty year old farmhouse in a small town in Wisconsin.


Praise for Every Now and Then:
"Lesley Kagen's Every Now and Then ticks all the best boxes. Bygone small-town life so well described you can taste it? Check! Three BFF girlfriends scraping knees and taking names and having the summer of their eleven-year-old lives? Check! Compelling escapades featuring the likes of mental institutions, escaped murderers, and witches? Check! This novel is delightful and the perfect summer read."
--Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

"Kagen's trademark blend of childhood curiosity and hidden mysteries shines in this richly imagined coming-of-age adventure. In the sweltering summer heat of 1960, three young friends become entangled in secrets and life-threatening evil that shakes their small Wisconsin town to its core and impacts their lives forever."
--Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

"A rollicking good read!"
--Ellen Marie Wiseman, bestselling author of What She Left Behind and The Orphan Collector

"A poignant, beautifully told story...with characters that leap off the page, mysteries both innocent and evil, multi-leveled humor and twists you never see coming, this novel is delightful and unputdownable - I can't recommend it enough!"
--Jane Healey, bestselling author of The Beantown Girls

Praise for Good Graces
"Moving, funny, and full of unexpected delights, this is one sequel that just might be even better than the original gem. Kagen crafts a gorgeous pageturner about love, loss and loyalty, all told in the sparkling voices of two extraordinary sisters."
--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

"A beautifully woven story...You will weep for and cheer on the O'Malley sisters...[and] immediately miss them once the last page is turned."
--Heather Gudenkauf, author of These Things Hidden and The Weight of Silence

Praise for Whistling in the Dark
"Bittersweet and beautifully rendered, Whistling in the Dark, is the story of two young sisters and a summer jam-packed with disillusionment and discovery. These girls triumph. So does Kagen. Don't miss it."
--Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants and Ape House

"Delightful...gritty and smart, profane and poetic."
--Milwaukee Magazine

"I loved Whistling in the Dark. It was a fabulous book. Living with the O'Malley sisters for the summer is an experience that no one will forget."
--Flamingnet.com Top CHOICE award

"Innocently wise and ultimately captivating."
--The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Kagen's debut novel sparkles with charm thanks to 10-year-old narrator Sally O'Malley, who draws readers into the story of her momentous summer in 1959. The author has an uncanny ability to visualize the world as seen by a precocious child in this unforgettable book."
--Romantic Times Top Pick [4 and a half stars]

"One of the summer's hot reads."
--The Chicago Tribune

"The plot is a humdinger...a certifiable Grade A summer read."
--The Capital Times