Ken Kaye


Ken Kaye's fiction, available from online booksellers, includes the collection of short stories "Birds of Evanston" and five novels: "Eve" (Adam's memoir, a novella), "The Net", "Eye of the Storm", "Survivors", and "Be the Best".

Kaye lives in Evanston, Illinois, where he has worked as a college professor, a family therapist, and a consultant to family-owned businesses. (His nonfiction books are in the field of psychology.) Thirty-five years after his Ph.D., he earned an MFA in creative fiction from Bennington College.

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Birds of Evanston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,540. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The title of Ken Kaye's collected stories acknowledges the coincidence of birds in major, supporting, or walk-on roles (a gull prompts a mute teenager to open up in therapy; a falcon without a mate lectures a lonely man), as well as people and objects taking wing (a couple who divorced twenty-five years ago find themselves alone together in a small plane, 8,00o feet above Niagara Falls).
Eye of the Storm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,820. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
"The dramatic conclusion is as surprising and satisfying as one hopes for in a thriller with (alphabetically) blackmail, hijacking, in-air collision, kidnapping, a love triangle, murder, narco-smuggling, and the violence of Mother Nature herself."
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,010. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
On Sept. 12, 2002, a retired FBI agent shot a young woman and another man, then took his own life. Both the killer and the young woman had been in the World Trade Center a year and a day earlier. There was no information about their relationship, if any, or his motive. Ken Kaye's fourth novel imagines those characters and the events that changed them.
Eve (Adam's Memoir)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,260. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Rejecting Milton's theological vision of Paradise Lost, Ken Kaye takes only one Biblical assertion literally: that Adam lived 930 years. A lot can happen in forty generations or so..
The Net
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,740. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What happens when a commercial real estate builder goes online to publish his wife's illustrated children's books -- incognito? "a novel of love and sacrifice"
Be the Best
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 139,120. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Approaching 30, depressed by a breakup, failing as an artist and struggling to beat drug addiction, Paul Best agrees to try working in the family business. Its secrets lead to more disappointments--and new roles as detective, rebel, and lover.

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