Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Quick Review for Release Day: Kick


KICK: THE TRUE STORY OF JFK'S SISTER AND THE HEIR TO CHATSWORTH
Written by Paula Byrne 

JULY 5, 2016; 352 Pages
Harper
Genre: biographies, american, women

(I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS in exchange for an honest review.)
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★★★ 

Kick is Kathleen Kennedy...the sister of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy...the daughter of Rose and Joe Kennedy.  I respect Byrne's research for this book and learning more about Kathleen Kennedy.  Yet, this book seems more about everyone around her with few of her stories sprinkled throughout.  We find out she is the second eldest girl and the fourth child  (of nine) in the Kennedy clan.  She is spirited and a bit of a rebel.  People cannot help but be attracted to her especially her brother, Jack and her father.  I enjoyed this book but I have more questions now!

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PAULA BYRNE was born in Birkenhead in 1967, the third daughter in a large working-class Catholic family. She studied at the University of Liverpool and now lives in Oxford with her husband, the Shakespeare scholar Sir Jonathan Bate, and their three children (Tom, Ellie and Harry). She is founder and Chief Executive of ReLit, the charity for literature and mental health. Paula is represented by The Wylie Agency.

Paula has also edited a Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Jane Austen’s Emma and is a regular reviewer for the Saturday Times.
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