New Releases from Judith Kirscht, Author

Judith Kirscht writes novels and short stories on the American experience, carrying the reader deep into the crises that challenge our ideas of contemporary life.

New Releases

It’s here…my 3rd novel!

HomeFires_coverHOME FIRES comes out of the years spent walking and beach combing Ellwood Mesa, north of the Santa Barbara campus—a fairytale existence Myra mirrors at the opening of this book.

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Myra Benning gazes across the meadow to the sea and the Santa Barbara Channel Islands beyond, unbelieving that she, awkward daughter of the Minnesota prairie, could have ended up in such a place—and with the love of a successful husband and two beautiful children to boot. Little does she know, her golden world is about to collapse. Faced with her husband’s infidelity, she is driven to decisions that carry her family into the murky underbelly of the idyllic Benning family surface. She is soon unsure of what is real, what’s happening, and who is guilty of what.

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“Judith Kirscht’s Home Fires is a noteworthy and timely novel dealing with a family gone awry.

“Myra and Derek Benning and their teenage children, Peter and Susan, appear to live a privileged life. Susan has a few social issues, but there’s love and strong bonds between the parents and children, and they’re a happy family. Myra feels blessed to have a handsome, successful husband and thankful for their enduring love. A phone call shatters her serenity and plunges the marriage into chaos.

“Guilt, anger, and surmounting worry consume Myra. But then, an even more serious situation surfaces with daughter Susan and immediate action must be taken. Myra does what she must do, but at a price that affects every member of the family.”

Mary Trimble, author of Tubob

Click here to read the full text of Mary’s review of Home Fires at her blog. (Opens in new window or tab…)

For the latest review by Jaana Hatton


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