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Kristina Riggle, the acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars, returns to Book Club Girl on air to discuss her newest book, a thought-provoking novel inspired by real-life events.
Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her—popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Quietly walking across a crowded courtroom to sit behind TJ, and not beside her parents, she announces herself as the adult she believes herself to be.
But her mother, Dinah, wants justice. Dinah is a fighter, and she believes with all her heart and soul that TJ is a man who took advantage of her daughter. He is a criminal who should be brought to justice, no matter what the cost to his family.
Rain, TJ's wife, is shocked that her handsome, loving, respected husband has been accused of a terrible crime. But has her desperation to start a family closed her eyes to the fault lines in her marriage? And can she face the painful truths about herself and her husband?
Told from the perspectives of these three remarkable women, The Whole Golden World navigates the precarious territory between childhood and adulthood, raising questions about love and manipulation, marriage and motherhood, consent and responsibility. It'
Join Book Club Girl as she welcomes Kristina Riggle, author of Real Life and Liars, The Life You've Imagined and Things We Didn't Say to discuss her new novel, Keepsake.
From the critically acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars and Things We Didn't Say comes a timely and provocative novel that asks: What happens when the things we own become more important than the people we love?
Trish isn't perfect. She's divorced and raising two kids—so of course her house isn't pristine. But she's got all the important things right and she's convinced herself that she has it all under control. That is, until the day her youngest son gets hurt and Child Protective Services comes calling. It's at that moment when Trish is forced to consider the one thing she's always hoped wasn't true: that she's living out her mother's life as a compulsive hoarder.
The last person Trish ever wanted to turn to for help is her sister, Mary—meticulous, perfect Mary, whose house is always spotless . . . and who moved away from their mother to live somewhere else, just like Trish's oldest child has. But now, working together to get Trish's disaster of a home into livable shape, two very different sisters are about to uncover more than just piles of junk, as years of secrets, resentments, obsessions, and pain are finally brought into the light.
“This story of two sisters, each broken in her own way, is as unflinching as it is compassionate. I was pulled in from the first page.”
—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Together
Kristina Riggle, author of The Life You've Imagined, Things We Didn't Say and Keepsake (Summer 2012), discusses her first novel, Real Life and Liars.
For Mirabelle Zielinski's children, happiness always seems to be just out of reach. Her polished oldest daughter, Katya, clings to a stale marriage with a workaholic husband and three spoiled children. Her son, Ivan, so creative, is a down-in-the-dumps songwriter with the worst taste in women. And the "baby," impulsive Irina, who lives life on a whim, is now reluctantly pregnant and hitched to a man who is twice her age. On the weekend of their parents' anniversary party, lies will be revealed, hearts will be broken...but love will also be found. And the biggest shock may come from Mirabelle herself, because she has a secret that will change everything.
Join Book Club Girl of the blog http://bookclubgirl.com as she welcomes Kristina Riggle (http://www.kristinariggle.net/) author of Real Life and Liars, to discuss her new novel, The Life You've Imagined.
Is the life you're living all you imagined?
Have you ever asked yourself, "What if??" Here, four women face the decisions of their lifetimes in this stirring and unforgettable novel of love, loss, friendship, and family.
Anna Geneva, a Chicago attorney coping with the death of a cherished friend, returns to her "speck on the map" hometown of Haven to finally come to terms with her mother, the man she left behind, and the road she did not take.
Cami Drayton, Anna's dearest friend from high school, is coming home too, forced by circumstance to move in with her alcoholic father . . . and to confront a dark family secret.
Maeve, Anna's mother, never left Haven, firmly rooted there by her sadness over her abandonment by the husband she desperately loved and the hope that someday he will return to her.
And Amy Rickart—thin, beautiful, and striving for perfection—faces a future with the perfect man . . . but is haunted by the memory of what she used to be.
Kristina Riggle's The Life You've Imagined takes a provocative look at the choices we make—and the courage we must have to change.
Join Romance Radio in chatting with Kristina Riggle, debut author, about her new book, REAL LIFE AND LIARS, a fantastic new novel about an especially dysfunctional family, which we expect will become a reading group favorite from coast to coast. See what other authors have to say:
This book has heart. Each of its four stories is compelling and makes you keep turning the page long after you should have turned out the light. The Zielinski family becomes your own. But it’s afterwards, when you put it down, that you realize the truth of the old saying: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Kristina Riggle gets it exactly right in this wonderful and heartwarming debut. — Becky Motew, author of Coupon Girl
Real Life and Liars, Kristina Riggle’s sumptuous and rich debut novel, examines the complications that arise in family and marriage, love and heartbreak. With lush writing and nuanced, relatable characters, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever been both grateful and driven mad by the people they love most: their family. — Allison Winn Scotch, author of the New York Times bestselling TIME OF MY LIFE
The Total Tutor will interview Brooke Sorenson.
Sorenson, who got her start doing local community theater, spent time in her hometown being part of professional theater companies as well as working in commercials and voice-over projects. She continued to challenge herself and spent summers auditioning for Broadway as well as studying acting, voice, and dance in New York City before moving to Los Angeles at the age of twelve to pursue a career in television and film.
Sorenson’s hard work and dedication shined through, and eighteen months after moving to the west coast she booked the lead role on a FOX pilot, “The Gabriels” with Angela Kinsey (“The Office), Tim Meadows (“Mean Girls”), and Rob Riggle (“The Hangover”). Soon after, she booked the role of ‘Heidi’ on Disney XD’s “Kickin It.
Each week, Alex LaFountain, a Seminarian with the Aquarian Catholic Spiritual Community, explores the intersection of the esoteric, the Catholic, and individual faith. From Christian Reiki Masters to explorations of shamanic prayer to Catholic Mystics to heart-felt bible studies, this show will entertain you, push the edges of your belief, and bring you into the world of the Holy Spirit in all of her wonders.
Join us this week as we explore what it means to be a Christian Psychic. Is such a thing un-Biblical? Is it true that psychics get their power from the Devil? Deacon Kristina Rake sits down with us this week to explore psychic abilities and it's compatibility with the Christian faith. Don't miss out!
Tune in to the "ICC Morning Show" as we give you the scoop on Cissy Houston’s update on Bobbi Kris, Tamar Braxton’s break down, Leah Still, Jermaine Dupri, and more!
Kristina Rake is a deacon of the United States Old Catholic Church. She received her Master’s Degree in Theology from the prestigious Andover Newton Theological Seminary near Boston and has been teaching scripture, theology, and apologetics to adults for over 15 years. In her own search for the Christianity taught by the Apostles, she found the Catholic Church and converted in 1999 after attending seminary for one year. She became Director of Adult Formation for a Suburban Chicago Parish of over 15,000 people. Deacon was in charge of all adult programming at the church, from adult education series to retreats and community events.
One of Deacon’s responsibilities was the R.C.I.A. program in which adults seek to convert to Catholicism. Here, Deacon Rake worked with people from all religious backgrounds: from Jewish converts to atheists to evangelicals to Mainline Protestantism to no religious background at all. Her experiences teaching Catholic Theology to people from such diverse religious backgrounds grounded her firmly in Catholic Apologetics. Deacon Rake was asked by groups all over her diocese to speak on a variety of apologetics topics and, for 15 years, she taught theology, scripture, and apologetics in area parishes.
In 2014, Deacon Rake entered the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long. She was ordained a Deacon on November 8th, 2014, and continues her studies and formation for the Old Catholic Priesthood. She lives in Chicago with her husband of 15 years, Mark, her two human children and her two furry Chihuahua boys
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Well we've made it to another Monday and hopefully you weren't killed by ISIS. For the next few hours we will be discussing how much life has changed not just right under our noses, but to really no care from most people. Just sheep following the Leader. Whoever that Leader tends to be for that week. Obama, sure. Hillary, sure. Bobbi Kristina, sure. Wait. Is she still alive? I have no clue because nobody cared past 7 days! Oh and Facebook Pet Peeves. C-A-N-N-O-T- wait!
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