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Book By Author:  Dennis Kafalas

An Obvious Life
 An Obvious Life

Carrie's life hasn't been easy. The husband who was supposed to love her forever, beat her. Finding the courage to leave, she works toward a new goal -- being self-sufficient. With the money from a divorce, she buys an apartment building and meets Donald Reddy, a tenant who can't let go of his college life of partying and trading lovers. He isn't relationship material, but he's the perfect fit for fixing her rundown tenements. Or so she thinks.

Donald Reddy hasn't figured life out. In need of money, he takes a job at a poverty-stricken Junior High. At first, he has no interest in Carrie, but over time, their relationship grows. A sudden, violent assault leaves them dazed and broken. Guilt rides him for not helping her when she needed him. The trauma tears them apart, and Don is left to evaluate all he's lost as he waits for Carrie to heal. The prospect of the life he's hoped for is ruined

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Author:  Dennis Kafalas