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A country on the cusp of war. A town suspended in time. One girl’s desperate attempt to escape her eternal childhood. 

Bethany Ann Crane is a motherless eight-year-old living in Grover Springs, SC, at the beginning of the Cold War. 

After her patriotic small town agrees to enter into a government experiment geared to give the Americans an edge over the Russians in space, she, along with the rest of the town, is preserved in a scientific stasis state, and Bethany Ann becomes ensnared in her preadolescent body. 

As the girl matures mentally, she experiences more grown-up emotions and aspirations, but her family and neighbors refuse to recognize her as anything but a child. 

Will her only friend be able to save her? Will Bethany Ann ever be allowed to “come of age”?

The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane is the gripping story of one girl’s yearning for adulthood in a world where time stands still. 

K. Kris Loomis is also the author of the short story collection, The Monster in the Closet and Other Stories, as well as the humorous travel memoir Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to Ecuador. She has also written three books about yoga: How to Sneak More Yoga into Your Life: A Doable Yoga Plan for Busy People, How to Sneak More Meditation into Your Life: A Doable Meditation Plan for Busy People, and After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini!

©2018 K. Kris Loomis (P)2018 K. Kris Loomis

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Griping

Everyone in a small town over the age of 18 agrees to enter into a government experiment that basically preserves them. They wont grow old, die, procreate, etc. Bethany is the only child in this town.
We follow her story. As she matures mentally but not physically. Everyone refuses to see her as anything but a child.
This is a strong griping and sad story. It's well written with strong characters. If you havent read or listened to it. I suggest you give it a whirl.

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Facinating Story

K. Kris Loomis had me wrapped up in the characters, especially Bethany Ann Crane. You will find yourself immersed in a tiny community, set in the 50's, quarantined for an indefinite government experiment. Without giiving away the story, you will find yourself rushing to the end to find out what happens. I enjoyed the narrator's voice changes for each character. It's a facinating story!

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