AHA News |  

Humanist Press Releases Kylie’s Heel From Best-Selling Author Susan K. Perry

Novel explores how “A Rational Woman” columnist copes with an irrational world

For immediate release

Contact: Brian Magee, 202-238-9088 ex. 105, Mobile: (202) 681-2425 bmagee@humanistpress.com

Susan K. Perry(Washington, DC – Aug. 15, 2013) – The first novel by Susan K. Perry, the best-selling author of Writing in Flow, is now available from Humanist Press.

Hilma Wolitzer, author of 14 books, including the novels An Available Man, The Tunnel of Love, and Summer Reading, has called the book “a fine fiction debut!” adding, “Susan Perry has written a compelling and compassionate novel about love and loss and renewal.”

Kylie’s Heel tells the story of "A Rational Woman" columnist Kylie Moran after her religious twin sister takes Kylie's teen son with her to Africa on a medical mission. Kylie's fears for his safety become justified as the story develops and forces the question of how a rational woman copes with an irrational world. Quirky, funny, sometimes dark, Kylie's Heel takes readers on an emotionally compelling journey.

Kylie's Heel burrows deep into the mind with its pathos and intelligence. Its power slowly builds into a crescendo of insight,” says 2011 Humanist of the Year Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. “This is a novel I will never forget, no more than if I myself had lived it.”

This novel, available through HumanistPress.com and all major online retailers for the ebook, will appeal to skeptics, agnostics, atheists, humanists, doubting theists, those interested in family relationships, social pressures and foreign cultures.

“Perry has moved and inspired many readers through her non-fiction; now, with Kylie's Heel, she is poised to touch readers through her fiction, as well,” says Gayle Brandeis, author of The Book of Dead Birds, winner of Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change. “This affecting novel explores the gulf that can grow between head and heart, and reminds us that rationality, in all its shimmering clarity, doesn't protect us against loss.”

The cost is $7.99 for the ebook (ISBN: 978-0-931779-32-9), $10.99 for the paperback (ISBN: 978-0-931779-33-6).

###

Humanist Press is the publishing house of the American Humanist Association, providing material for the humanist/freethought/atheist market since 1995. The American Humanist Association (americanhumanist.org) advocates for the rights and viewpoints of humanists and atheists in the United States. Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., its work is extended through more than 175 local chapters and affiliates across America.

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism, affirms our responsibility to lead ethical lives of value to self and humanity.

American Humanist Association

In this episode, Bo Bennett and Todd Stiefel speak with Dr. Susan Blackmore abou...

12 hours ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Halloween everyone! Look both ways. Don't Drive Drunk. Stay in Character....

14 hours ago

American Humanist Association

The Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, an AHA chapter in Charleston, SC, creat...

16 hours ago

American Humanist Association

I think this might be more scary than the haunted houses I'm used to...

17 hours ago

American Humanist Association

Check out the AHA staff's favorite scary films! http://thehumanist.com/arts_ente...

19 hours ago

American Humanist Association

In recent years, debates have grown over the place of atheists, agnostics, and n...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Did you know about the new social media site, Ello? Neither did we. But hey, we...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Prisoners dodging the rules because of religious exception?

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Secular Americans are showing their political side!

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Humanist Celebrant Dan Moran had the honor of performing the first humanist bab...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

DC Metro area humanists! Join us this Wednesday for happy hour at Mai Thai in NW...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

AHA's David Niose in AlterNet today, explaining why rational public policy will...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

This full-page advertisement ran in the Denver Post newspaper this week in respo...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Who caught the latest episode of The Good Wife? The most recent episode of the n...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Do you ever get so overwhelmed with the saturation of religion in everyday life...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week, an apology to a student in southern California will be delivered afte...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

School is a place where students should feel safe regardless of race, religion,...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

There are several volunteer regional grassroots coordinator positions available...

5 days ago