Book Preview: The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris

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My book club meets next week and tomorrow I’m looking forward to starting The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris.

This is Kristina’s third novel.  I checked out her website to learn about The Pieces We Keep and you can too:  (

Two years have done little to ease veterinarian Audra Hughes’s grief over her husband’s untimely death. Eager for a fresh start, Audra plans to leave Portland for a new job in Philadelphia. Her seven-year-old son, Jack, seems apprehensive about flying – but it’s just the beginning of an anxiety that grows to consume him.

As Jack’s fears continue to surface in recurring and violent nightmares, Audra hardly recognizes the introverted boy he has become. Desperate, she traces snippets of information unearthed in Jack’s dreams, leading her to Sean Malloy, a struggling US Army veteran wounded in Afghanistan. Together they unravel a mystery dating back to World War II, and uncover old family secrets that still have the strength to wound – and perhaps, at last, to heal.

Kristina McMorris
Kristina McMorris

In addition to being a best-selling author and recipient of more than twenty national literary awards, McMorris has a wide range of other talents and interests.  These experiences have no doubt given her imagination a lot of material for her books.  Here are some of her other accomplishments:

  • hosted an award-winning children’s television program at age nine.
  • is a film actress.
  • owned a wedding and event planning company.
  • hosted the TV show Weddings Portland Style.
  • is a professional emcee.
  • is a contributing writer for Portland Bride and Groom magazine.
  • used to work as a public relations executive.
  • compiled her grandmother’s recipes for a self-published cookbook.
  • is a guest speaker and workshop presenter.

Books by Kristina McMorris:

Letters from Home – 2011
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves – 2012
A Winter Wonderland (novella by Kristina “The Christmas Collector”) – 2012
The Pieces We Keep – 2013

Thanks for visiting.  Check back next week for my review!

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