Like listening to the truth on steroids spoken by people ….

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David Haight’s stories in “Katharina (and other magnificent disasters)” can be brutal, biting, written on the edge of a knife that slices through your soul. Literary diamonds gleam through every scene; the writing is truly exceptional.

The reader might want to look away from the accidents of life that the author reveals. Readers might want to turn their eyes down, pretend it does not happen, hope for redemption, or at least forgiveness. But it DOES happen.

Each short story in David Haight’s new book carries the stamp of truth, the passion for life, that small glimmer of hope or even humor that just might save all of us. Maybe. Hopefully?

The dialog is extraordinary, like listening to the truth on steroids spoken by people who have lost all of their illusions, and often much of their humanity.

If it were not for the enlightenment offered by the author’s vision, it might be a painful journey traveling through his pages. It is not, however. It is a learning experience that stays with you, touches and teaches you, long after you carefully close the book. “Katharina (and other magnificent disasters)” is five-star writing at its best. – Temple Emmet Williams, a former editor of The Reader’s Digest, award-winning author.

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Temple was born in Cleveland, Ohio, educated at The Hotchkiss School and Yale University, became a journalist, was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize as an undercover reporter at the World Telegram & Sun in New York City, worked as a Managing Editor at News/Check, a weekly newsmagazine in Africa and as an Editor at the Reader's Digest in the United States. He was a copywriter and creative director for large ad agencies around the world, lived in Africa for 6 years and in Europe almost as long. He and his wife live in Boca Raton, Florida.

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