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Kim van Alkemade

Biography

Kim van Alkemade

Kim van Alkemade is the author of the historical novels ORPHAN #8 and BACHELOR GIRL. Her creative nonfiction essays have appeared in literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, CutBank and So To Speak. Born in New York City, she earned a BA in English and history from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Professor in the English Department at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches writing.

Kim van Alkemade

Books by Kim van Alkemade

by Kim van Alkemade - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Colonel Jacob Ruppert, the owner of the New York Yankees, takes young actress Helen Winthrope under his wing. Helen and Ruppert’s handsome personal secretary, Albert Kramer, develop a deepening bond. Even as Helen embraces being a “bachelor girl” --- a working woman living on her own terms --- she finds herself falling in love with Albert. When Ruppert dies, rumors swirl about his connection to Helen after the stunning revelation that he has left her the bulk of his fortune, which includes Yankee Stadium. But it is only when Ruppert’s own secrets are finally revealed that Helen and Albert will be forced to confront the truth about their relationship to him --- and to each other.

by Kim van Alkemade - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Rachel Rabinowitz is confronted with her dark past when she becomes a nurse at Manhattan’s Old Hebrews Home and her patient is none other than the elderly, cancer-stricken Dr. Mildred Solomon, who subjected her to X-ray treatments that left her disfigured as a child. Rachel becomes obsessed with making Dr. Solomon acknowledge, and pay for, her wrongdoing. But each passing hour Rachel spends with the old doctor reveals to Rachel the complexities of her own nature.