Essay in The Rumpus

I am delighted to share this essay, which appears today in The Rumpus. For my memoir writing students, who struggle mightily with exposing their most hidden truths¬†— this one was very hard for me, especially because I did not want to expose my ¬†family to public scrutiny. But writers must write, and that’s all there […]

The Paperback Is Here!

“Unadorned, poignant, and honest to the core, Kaylie Jones’ memoir is a light emerging from the shadows of the writing life.” –Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin, winner of the National Book Award “Shattering, totally scary, yet beautiful … A splendid, splendid book … completely gripping from start to finish, and written […]

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

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 […]