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Caitlin Hicks

Kennedy Girl

Title: Kennedy Girl
Episode: P064
START: July 10, 2023
ENDS: July 23, 2023
Length: 32' mins
Host/Producer: Carole Harmon
In the sequel to A Theory of Expanded Love, meet Annie Shea, an irrepressible and irresistible seventeen year old from a large Catholic family, (fourteen kids), who lives in Pasadena, CA in 1968. 

Annie has been cast in a singing role for a showcase of songs from Hair. Also in Hair is Lucas, a black dancer from Watts. The director of the production is lecherous Father Sullivan. Annie’s older sister, Madcap, is thrown out of the house for dating a Jew. Their older brother is a reluctant medic in Vietnam. 
It is 1968 and Bobby Kennedy is campaigning to be president on a social reform platform. When Annie sneaks out of the house to volunteer for Bobby Kennedy's campaign and meets up with Lucas, the fuels of young love, idealism, social upheaval, racism, assassination, the Vietnam War, and a young woman's inner reckoning come together in a bonfire of a story.

Caitlin Hicks' debut novel, (Light Messages Publishing 2015) won numerous awards and garnered reviews glowing with enthusiasm.

A Theory of Expanded Love is listed on Book Riot's, 100 Must Read Books About Women & Religion: fiction along with Paradise, Toni Morrison, The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood, The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, The Patron Saint of Liars, Ann Patchett, A Whistling Woman, A.S. Byatt, The Color Purple, Alice Walker, Caitlin's favourite, The Dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman, and others. It's a great reading list.

Kennedy Girl was published in April 2023 by Sunbury Press, who also re-published A Theory of Expanded Love in 2023.

Caitlin suggests requesting both books through your local library.

Order both books direct from the publisher (USA) or through bookstores, Amazon, Kindle and Apple Books.

Visit Caitlin Hicks website. to order an audio book of A Theory of Expanded Love, and check out her blog.