TK Kenyon is an Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate, novelist, award-winning short story writer, pharmaceutical industry regulatory consultant, technical writer, molecular virologist, neuroscientist, minivan-driving mom, happy wife, cat slave, P90X devotee, surfer, high-handicap golfer, scuba diver, gourmet chef, mostly vegetarian, chocolatier, gardener, capsaicin addict, caffeine junkie, Apache and Scot descendant, native Arizonan, Connectikite, nouveau feminist, political moderate with extremist tendencies, radical atheist, Buddhist-curious, occasional UU, Tamil Ayer Brahmin Hindu by marriage, ex-actress, grown-up child beauty queen, PhD, MFA, BS (in so many ways), ASU Sun Devil, Iowa Hawkeye, UPenn Quaker, and always looking for something interesting to do.
on June 29, 2012 :
When I downloaded this story I was afraid it would be feminist historical revisionism, featuring a kick-ass hero defeating the Nazi U-boat fleet single handed. I am happy to say my worries were entirely unjustified. TK Kenyon drew me into the story with her first person characterization of the self-depreciating Eve and deft portrayal of her family. Eve's response to the threat of Nazi U-boats is natural, and so was her response to being summarily dismissed when she attempted to volunteer for the Hooligan Navy. In the end Eve gets her way and contributes to resisting the threat posed to maritime shipping (including an amusing twist I don't want to reveal here). This story is told in rich detail and is both realistic and entertaining. I read it through in one sitting, in part while cooking and eating dinner.
(review of free book)