Mid-heaven by Author Ken Kuhlken

High on the western slope of Mount Rose, five miles off the road that circles Lake Tahoe, eighteen-year-old Jodi McGee hides in a crude cabin between groves of fir and aspen. Midheaven tells the story of how and why she came to her hideout, and of what she must face before she can leave—if she ever chooses to leave.

Only a year before, Jodi was a schoolgirl who believed and trusted in faith and love. But her faith was about to be tested to its limits: by her gambler father; by a Jesus People roommate whose devotion proves rigid and loveless; by her best friend, Charlie, who returns from Vietnam bitter and drug-addicted; and most of all by Philip Oswald, the troubled high school teacher she loves.

Told in Jodi's own words, Midheaven chronicles the year of love and death that sends Jodie on a journey inside of herself and outside, into the wilderness.

With eloquence and passion, author Ken Kuhlken has mixed love, crime, loyalty, anger, and sacrifice into the authentic portrait of a remarkable young woman.

Midheaven was honored as a finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction book by an American Author. As chair of the selection committee, Anne Tyler praised the novel's "pace, clarity and assurance".

Kirkus Reviews noted, "Kuhlken has, with Jodi, created a character new to us--and he provides her with grit and honesty."

Ken Kuhlken's The Loud Adios was a Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Best First Novel. The Do-Re-Mi earned honors as a finalist for the Shamus Best Novel Award. Ken's latest Tom Hickey California Century novel, The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles, won the San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery.

To find more information about the author and his books, visit Ken Kuhlken

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