A memoir by the daughter of World War II novelist James Jones reveals the truth about her life with her father and the consequences of a mother-daughter relationship torn apart by miscommunication and alcoholism
Kaylie Jones is the daughter of the award-winning World War II novelist James Jones (From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line). She grew up in the epicenter of the literary world. Her brilliant father and strikingly beautiful mother, Gloria, counted such luminaries as James Baldwin, William Styron, Norman Mailer, Mary McCarthy, Willie Morris, Irwin Shaw, and Kurt Vonnegut among their circle of friends. But hidden behind the family’s glamorous image were alcoholism and emotional abuse that would eventually threaten to destroy Kaylie.
In LIES MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME (William Morrow, August 25, 2009), she explores her battle to conquer her own drinking problem, her efforts to honor a doting father who died much too young, and—most of all—her struggle to come to terms with an alcoholic mother capable of incredible generosity and astonishing cruelty.
Come listen to Kaylie Jones discuss
LIES MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME
in Monroe Township, NJ
Thursday, November 12th at 4 pm
Saint Peter’s Adult Day Center, 200 Overlook Drive
Refreshments and book signing
RSVP to reserve your spot: 609-655-6853