Imagine falling 14 stories from a city high rise and landing on top of a car. That’s what happens to Penelope Sparrow, a complicated character who has spent her entire life obsessively chasing her dream of becoming a successful dancer. Riddled with insecurities, struggling to adapt her body to the demands of the dance profession, and under the constant pressure of her loving but overbearing mother, Penelope wakes from this devastating trauma to face a heartbreaking new reality of brokenness.

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In The Art of Falling (Sourcebooks) Kathryn Craft has penned a story that takes us through the complicated challenges of recovery while braiding this emotional storyline through a web of intricate subplots. In this tale, we are challenged to consider our own strengths and weaknesses while exploring the importance of human relationship and resilience.

With her trademark delivery of poignant characters, lush language, and accurate research, Craft has delivered a novel that does much more than entertain. It heals our hearts and shapes our souls and sends us away as more compassionate participants in the dance of life, forcing us to examine how we rise again after our hardest falls and to consider what it really means to live.

The Art of Falling is now available to purchase.


Kathryn Craft is the author of two novels from Sourcebooks: The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy. Long a leader in the southeastern Pennsylvania writing scene, she served on the boards of the Philadelphia Writers Conference and the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, and now volunteers as she can for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association ( She hosts lakeside writing retreats for women in northern New York State, leads Craftwriting workshops, and speaks often about writing. She blogs monthly at Writers in the Storm ( on “Turning Whine into Gold,” and many of her craft articles are in the archives at The Blood-Red Pencil blog ( She lives with her husband in Bucks County, PA. Author Website: Connect on Goodreads:

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