At the End of the Line

General Fiction

By Kathryn Dionne

Publisher : Media Web Publishing, Inc.

At the End of the Line

ABOUT Kathryn Dionne

Kathryn Dionne
Kathryn Dionne lives in Southern California with her husband, Jeff, and their two Shar Peis, Bogey and Gracie. From an early age, Kathryn's love of treasure hunting sparked an interest in archaeology. As an amateur archaeologist, she's been fortunate enough to uncover some very unique art More...



A wrong number, and a cry of desperation at the end of the line, sparks a long distance friendship between two women who’ve never met. Through fourteen years of trouble and heartache from a stagnant domestic life, the struggle for civil rights, and the stigma of interracial relationships, a bond forms between the two that changes both of their lives forever.

It’s 1958, a time when women and Negroes are deemed second-class and are being second-guessed, from there arises the perfect storm for change, and the perfect time for an unlikely friendship.

Beatrice “Beanie” Peterson, forced to marry at fifteen and live with two sister wives, six children, and an abusive husband twenty years her senior, is looking for a way out.

Adeline “Liddie” Garrison, friend of Jack Kennedy, wife of a prominent Boston business man, and resident of Beacon Hill has already found her way in.

Under the pen name, Kathryn Longino, the writing team of Kathryn Dionne and Abby L. Vandiver collaborated on this book. The story is about an unlikely friendship that develops through a wrong number. And just like the characters in the book the two coauthors have never met face-to-face.

"At the End of the Line is a gripping and moving tale of the politically explosive times in 1960s America as seen through the eyes of two diverse women. Beatrice "Beanie" Peterson, a fifteen-year old, married to a polygamist tries to escape her abusive husband by contacting a friend, but dials the wrong number reaching Adeline "Liddie" Garrison, a Boston socialite and friend of Jack Kennedy's instead. A friendship forms between the two women that lasts more than fourteen years before they even meet."

By Ebulord

"Speechless, this book left me without words. There are so many things that are good with the book, I'll start with the bad. Wait, I can't. There is no bad. Except for the realism in some of the scenes that made me want to scream and say there was no way this could have happened. The sad truth is that everything in this book has happened, at least the historical aspects. The religious persecution, which unfortunately still happens today, the racism, that still happens today, the inequality, I could go on."

By Jacque