kristina McMorris

Books

Novels
The Edge of Lost

Sold on a Monday

In the midst of the Great Depression, an ambitious reporter snaps a photo of two children being sold on farmhouse porch, leading to his big break—and a series of devastating repercussions.

The Edge of Lost

The Edge Of Lost

In October 1937, while living on Alcatraz Island, the ten-year-old daughter of a prison guard goes missing—and only a convicted bank robber knows the truth of her whereabouts, leaving both of their lives dependent on the search's outcome.

The Pieces We Keep

The Pieces We Keep

A young boy's violent, recurrent night terrors unseal a trove of family secrets tracing back to the Second World War, causing a ripple of irreversible consequences.

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

A promising violinist secretly elopes with her Japanese American boyfriend the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed, forever changing two families torn between sides.

Letters from Home

Letters from Home

At the height of World War II, a Midwestern infantryman falls deeply in love through a yearlong letter exchange, unaware that the girl he's been writing to isn't the one replying.
 
Novellas
Grand Central

Grand Central

Kristina's novella "The Reunion"—one of ten interwoven novellas set at Grand Central on the same day just after World War II—features a female pilot who must come to grips with her tragic past if she is ever to move forward.

The Chrtistmas Collector

The Christmas Collector

In this holiday novella, previously published in the anthology A Winter Wonderland, the daughter of a former hoarder strives for a life of simplicity, until a stranger's secret box of keepsakes forces her to reconsider her values.