A Seattle author has hit the literary jackpot - her novel has been selected as the NBC Today Show book club's reading selection...

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A Seattle author has hit the literary jackpot – her novel has been selected as the NBC Today Show book club’s reading selection.


Stephanie Kallos’ novel “Broken for You” (Grove Press) was just released in September. Kallos’ book was recommended by Sue Monk Kidd, a fiction writer whose book “The Secret Life of Bees” has spent months on the best-seller list. Selection by the Today Show book club guarantees a national readership for Kallos’ first novel – “we expect sales will be very good,” said Deb Seager, a Grove spokesman.


“Broken for You” is about an elderly Seattle recluse who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. When a younger woman takes a room in her Capitol Hill mansion, the two learn to find happiness in unexpected ways. Locales include the Seattle Repertory Theater and the Aloha Lanes in Seattle’s North End.

Kallos, 49, appeared on the NBC morning program today to discuss her book, which took seven years to write. A former actor, she has two children.