New from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Ellison!
Mothers & Murderers: A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession … and Second Chances takes readers on a wild tragicomic ride from the criminal courtrooms of California’s Silicon Valley to the Himalayan mountains of Pakistan to the deserts of Ethiopia.
In delightful, insightful prose, Ellison reflects on her mistakes and her triumphs as she weaves together the stories of how her Pulitzer Prize-winning career almost ended before it began, how she nearly missed marrying the love of her life, and how she unwittingly got drawn into a stranger-than-fiction murder case.
Rich in drama and self-reflection, replete with unique characters --including two bumbling hitmen, a rodeo-riding prosecutor, a flamboyant Beverly Hills defense attorney, and a charismatic stay-at-home mother-of-three who is keeping outrageous secrets-- Mothers & Murderers is a mashup of “Fargo," "Body Heat," and “Eat, Pray, Love.”* It's guaranteed to make you laugh, cry – and think.
"In what she's authentically dubbed a "true-crime memoir," Katherine Ellison bringsto bear the demons of her own past, her considerable chops as a reporter, andher willingness to plunge into the psychological deeps.... What she created is a dark jewel. The reader cannot look away." -JacquelynMitchard, author, The Deep End ofthe Ocean
"Mothers and Murderers" is like nothing elseI've ever read, and I mean that in the best possible way. Weaving together herown story and a stranger-than-fiction true-crime tale, Katherine Ellisoncaptivatingly describes a young woman's path from blind impulse to wisdom. Ingripping prose that by turns is tragic and hilarious, she makes an ultra-strongcase for the examined life, shedding light on the lies we tell ourselves andothers--and the hard work involved in taking responsibility for yourself." -StephenHinshaw, author, Another Kind ofMadness