The House at 758

Publisher: Amberjack Publishing

“A moving, mysterious coming-of-age story.” – Kirkus Reviews

Sixteen year old Krista is still grieving the untimely death of her mother when her father's new girlfriend moves into their home. He's already moved on and wants Krista to do the same, but she's not ready to resume a normal life yet. Distancing herself from those around her, Krista spends all of her time obsessively watching a mysterious house, the house at 758.


When a fellow classmate, Jake, takes a sudden interest in her, Krista feels excited for the first time in two years, but feelings of guilt consume her, and she ends up pushing Jake away. It isn't until her grandfather makes a surprise visit from Venezuela that Krista is finally able to confront her grief and begin to let things go.

About Kathryn Berla of Walnut Creek, CA

Kathryn Berla likes to write in a variety of genres including light fantasy, contemporary literary fiction, and even horror. She is the author of the young adult novels: 12 Hours in ParadiseDream MeThe House at 758, and Going PlacesThe Kitty Committee is her first novel written for adult readers.


Kathryn grew up in India, Syria, Europe, and Africa. Her love for experiencing new cultures runs deep, and she gives into it whenever she can. She has been an avid movie buff since childhood, and often sees the movie in her head before she writes the book.


Kathryn graduated from the University of California in Berkeley with a degree in English. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Age/Grade Range: 13-18 / -

Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Paperback 9781944995249 1944995242 2017-10-17 250 0.00 x 4.90 x 7.40 in $9.99
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