"Great writing grabs you by the throat from the first sentence without ever letting go. Ms. Shoop's latest novel "Love and Other Subjects" opens with middle school teacher Carolyn Jenkins confronting a student with a gun pointed at the belly of a classmate. What happens next establishes the tone for everything that follows in this alternately tense, hilarious and poignant tale of love, friendships across racial lines, inner city public school politics and dysfunctional family relationships... "Love and Other Subjects" is solid literary fiction." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette--Tony Norman"
Dramatic adventure, and the daring will survive at all costs!If you are a reader who enjoys love stories, who likes tales where courage andspirit might just conquer all, then Love and Other Subjects isthe book for you." Regis Schilken forMidwest Book Review and BlogCritics"
KathleenShoop understands the passions of love, life, and career that every young womanfaces. Love and Other Subjects will touch your heart, make you laugh, and leaveyou wanting more. You'll feel like you're reading about your best friends.Highly recommended." InternationalBestselling Author, Melissa Foster" "I highlyrecommend Love and Other Subjects. It is easy, fun, witty, and eyeopening to some of the everyday problems teachers have to deal with. The endingwas the best. LOVED IT!" Charlotte Lynnfor A Novel Review "The classroom scenes and political strugglesat Lincoln Elementary feel heartbreakingly real." Jami Deise--Chick Lit Central
About the Author
Kathleen Shoop is an author and educator who has worked with teachers for over twenty years. She writes historical and women’s fiction. Her first novel, The Last Letter (Kindle bestseller), won a Gold Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards and her second novel, After the Fog, won Silver the next year. Kathleen has also contributed stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat’s Life. Kathleen lives with her husband and two children in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.