Kate Klise


by Kate Klise

(Recommended for grade 5 and above)

A Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book
Here’s how Booklist describes Grounded: “Dark humor melds with genuine pathos in Klise’s delightful and moving novel, set in Digginsville, Missouri, during the early 1970s. Twelve-year-old Daralynn Oakland is devastated when her father and siblings die in a plane crash. Angry and heart broken, Daralynn’s mother gets a job as hairstylist at the local funeral parlor, while Daralynn comes up with the idea of a ‘living funeral,’ where people can hear their own eulogy and have a chance to thank family and friends. The living funeral is a huge hit until Clem Monroe comes to town and starts a crematorium, undermining the funeral home’s business.”

To learn more about Kate Klise, click here.


    Inquire about a booked chat session

    Price for private booked chat groups: $150* per participant, includes signed book and 4 week session**
    Price for school booked chat groups: fees vary by author, please inquire here for more information

    *does not include sales tax, shipping & handling
    **note, a private booked chat group requires a minimum of five participants with a maximum of ten

    Please complete the form below and we will contact you to schedule the booked chat and arrange for payment.