K.L. Romo


K.L. Romo

K.L. Romo writes about life on the fringe: teetering dangerously on the edge is more interesting than standing safely in the middle. She is passionate about women’s issues and loves noisy clocks and fuzzy blankets, but HATES the word "normal." Her historical novel, Life Before, is about two women separated by a century who discover they’ve shared a soul.


63 entries by K.L. Romo

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Tackling Disparity in Divorce

How author/attorney Ruth Rymer advocated for women’s rights.

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Love, Sitcom-Style

How Jenny Pentland survived being Roseanne’s daughter.

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Sisters of the Great War: A Novel

Two women prove their mettle amid the carnage of WWI.

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The Hidden Child: A Novel

By Louise Fein

The Hidden Child: A Novel

This cautionary tale about the horror and hypocrisy of eugenics is based on real-life events.

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Woodrow’s Wisdom

Author Jenna Blum learns life lessons from her terminally ill (canine) companion.

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I Couldn’t Love You More: A Novel

A Magdalene Laundry looms over three generations of mothers navigating life and loss.

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Chronicling Historical Butchery

How Audrey Clare Farley turned a story about eugenics into a book.

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By Any Other Name

Why genre-spanning author Tracey S. Phillips embraced a pseudonym.

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Unpacking “the Man Box”

Dynamic duo Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague dare boys to be different.

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The Jigsaw Man: A Novel

By Nadine Matheson

The Jigsaw Man: A Novel

A London detective chases both a serial killer and racial equality in this riveting #OwnVoices thriller.

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The Shape of Family

By Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Shape of Family

Will tragedy bind a husband, wife, and their kids together, or rip them apart?

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The Girl from the Channel Islands: A Novel

A Jewish woman falls in love with a German soldier amid the Nazi occupation of Jersey.

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Altered in an Instant

Author Cara Sue Achterberg explores how one mistake can change lives forever.

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The Removed: A Novel

By Brandon Hobson

The Removed: A Novel

A Cherokee family struggles to survive trauma past and present.

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A Story from the Struggle

In her debut novel, Nancy Johnson explores racial injustice and social inequality.

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The Chanel Sisters: A Novel

By Judithe Little

The Chanel Sisters: A Novel

A sweeping story of two women who overcome destitution to create an iconic French fashion brand.

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The Killer’s Shadow: The FBI’s Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer

A gripping look at the manhunt that helped put criminal profiling on the map.

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Battling Bias Complicity

How Yi Shun Lai advocates for marginalized voices.

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Death and the Maiden

By Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman

Death and the Maiden

A fascinating tale of medieval women skilled in medical forensics.

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The Exiles: A Novel

By Christina Baker Kline

The Exiles: A Novel

A gripping tale of women cast out from society and banished to an 1800s Tasmanian penal colony.

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The Garden Secret

A dogged heroine struggles to untangle herself from the mysterious Vine.

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One Night Gone

By Tara Laskowski

One Night Gone

Hiding from the past can lead to a deadly future.

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The Day Lincoln Lost: A Novel

By Charles Rosenberg

The Day Lincoln Lost: A Novel

What if the presidential election of 1860 had gone another way?

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An Interview with John Adam Wasowicz

The attorney talks murder mysteries, addressing racial identity, and memorializing life during covid-19.

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The Lost and Found Bookshop: A Novel

A celebration of books, bookstores, and the meaning of happiness.

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The Silence: A Novel

By Susan Allott

The Silence: A Novel

The historical guilt of a nation ravages the lives of two Australian families.

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Hunting Whitey: The Inside Story of the Capture & Killing of America’s Most Wanted Crime Boss

Deconstructing the legend of a “noble” cold-blooded murderer.

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The Good Listener

Writer/advocate Gisèle Lewis wants to hear from — and about — her readers.

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The Shape of Family: A Novel

By Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Shape of Family: A Novel

Will tragedy bind a husband, wife, and their kids together, or rip them apart?

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Mystery and Misogyny

Karen Odden’s latest novel paints a portrait of Victorian England.

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The Sword of Justice

Cheering for Tori Eldridge’s unlikely ninja hero.

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Perfect Little Children: A Novel

After a long estrangement, a woman comes face-to-face with her former best friend…who hasn’t aged a day.

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The Secrets of Her Success

Author Tracey S. Phillips reveals the story behind her debut novel.

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Murder, He Wrote

How Jon Land made me a “cozy” convert.

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Country: A Novel

By Michael Hughes

Country: A Novel

Reimagining Homer’s Iliad as a tale of the Troubles.

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One Night Gone: A Novel

By Tara Laskowski

One Night Gone: A Novel

Hiding from the past can lead to a deadly future.

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Burn It Down!

The glow and smolder of women’s rage

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The Insatiables

By Brittany Terwilliger

The Insatiables

In the cutthroat race for success, sometimes more is less.

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Women Talking: A Novel

By Miriam Toews

Women Talking: A Novel

Mennonite mothers and daughters speak up after years of secret abuse.

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The Night Visitors: A Novel

By Carol Goodman

The Night Visitors: A Novel

Secrets, lies, and social issues deftly mix in this killer thriller.

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The Rending and the Nest

By Kaethe Schwehn

The Rending and the Nest

This post-apocalyptic page-turner expertly weaves the threads of humankind’s new story.

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The Milk Lady of Bangalore

By Shoba Narayan

The Milk Lady of Bangalore

A witty recollection of one woman’s unusual journey into the world of cows.

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A Dangerous Duet: A Novel

By Karen Odden

A Dangerous Duet: A Novel

Music, misogyny, and murder mingle in 19th-century London.

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Madonna in a Fur Coat: A Novel

By Sabahattin Ali; translated by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe

Madonna in a Fur Coat: A Novel

This emotional Turkish classic reminds us to always treasure those we hold dear.

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The Boy at the Keyhole: A Novel

A quiet, twisty tale of madness and possible murder.

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The Insatiables: A Novel

By Brittany Terwilliger

The Insatiables: A Novel

In the cutthroat race for success, sometimes more is less.

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This Mournable Body: A Novel

By Tsitsi Dangarembga

This Mournable Body: A Novel

A tale of grief and survival set in war-wounded Zimbabwe.

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Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

By Michael Chabon

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

A famous novelist ponders what it means to be a dad.

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In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills: A Novel

In this moving story spanning 30+ years, readers are taken on an intimate and anguished journey through the Rwandan genocide.

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The Queen of Hearts: A Novel

By Kimmery Martin

The Queen of Hearts: A Novel

When two friends move from medical school to new lives as physicians, they discover their past has followed them.

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The Rending and the Nest: A Novel

This post-apocalyptic page-turner expertly weaves the threads of humankind’s new story.

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The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure

A witty recollection of one woman’s unusual journey into the world of cows.

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Madonna in a Fur Coat

By Sabahattin Ali; translated by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe

Madonna in a Fur Coat

This emotional Turkish classic reminds us to always treasure those we hold dear.

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The One That Got Away: A Novel

By Melissa Pimentel

The One That Got Away: A Novel

This retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion will keep you turning pages.