Kathi Baron


Thanks for your
interest in
my debut novel

 "The family drama will grab readers, but just as enthralling is the story of a young person devoted to her music, note by note."                                                            --Booklist

"Baron successfully uses musical metaphors in the structure of the novel--short chapters with staccato action and slower cadences reflective of the family's struggle to work their way through this situation...a moving story..."                                                               --School Library Journal

"...a compelling read." --Kirkus


     A Kindle edition of     SHATTERED             
             is available  

Listen live!                                            

Alison Cuddy of WBEZ interviewed me about Shattered on the Eight Forty-Eight Show. Included is music mentioned in the book.

Violin Prodigy Overcomes Abuse in Young Adult Novel



What authors are saying about Shattered:

"This is a novel about picking up pieces, told in a voice that is both poetic and compelling. Kathi Baron's Shattered has perfect pitch."
   --Kathi Appelt, author
of The Underneath, a Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award Finalist

"It takes a special kind of author to create an emotional jouney that opens our hearts. Kathi Baron is that kind of storyteller and Shattered is that kind of book." 
   --Louise Hawes, author of The Vanishing Point and Waiting for Christopher, both New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age, and Rosey in the Present Tense, a YALSA Popular Paperback

"Readers will cheer Cassie's journey as she runs away from a shattered home to a brief experience with homelessness and back again. Kathi Baron soars in this debut novel full of creative inspiration, healing and hope.  --Lynn Hazen, author of Shifty, a Smithsonian Notable Book & Voice of Youth Advocates "Top Shelf Fiction"

"Shattered is a sonata in words, a deeply lyrical journey, ringing with overtones." 
   --Tim Wynne-Jones, Horn Book and Edgar Award winning author of Blink and Caution and The Uninvited

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