An unlikely long distance friendship between two women, spanning more than fourteen years and thousands of miles, forms in the midst of a time when the country maintains that not all men, or women, were created equal. ATEOTL_Cover

“At the End of the Line” by Kathryn Longino is a wonderfully moving story about the long distance friendship between two women in the mid 20th century.
‘Beanie’, or Beatrice, lives in Utah, and is forced to marry a much older and unkind Mormon husband. Trapped in her loveless and abusive marriage all she has as comfort is the phone number of a friend’s aunt in Boston, Adeline, or ‘Liddie’. When she eventually calls for help this leads to a long and strong friendship between the two women.
Both lead extraordinary lives through the fight for racial equality and civil rights that dominated the 1960s. Two inspiring and touching stories that reflect the spirit of the times perfectly.
The authors have done an amazing job at creating two endearing characters that pull on your heart strings right away, both with complicated lives, marriages and problems. Neither stop at being victims but fight their corners in life very well.
As one finds her own way in life, the other one’s life is coming undone and needs a rededinition.
The unlikely friendship is brought to us within an accomplished piece of story telling. The co-authors must have had fantastic editors to make the book feel so homogeneous and well rounded.
Historically sound and convincing the book does not purely rely on the subject matter to impress and move us but it delivers great story lines and characters that feel real and close.
I am very impressed.

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The Authors


Kathryn Longino is a pen name for the writing team of authors Abby L. Vandiver and Kathryn Dionne.

Born and raised in Ohio, Shondra C. Longino, who writes under the pen name Abby L. Vandiver, holds a bachelors in Economics, a masters in Public Administration and a Juris Doctor. These days, Ms. Longino enjoys writing and endeavors to devote all her extra time to it.

Her debut novel, In the Beginning, an Amazon #1 bestseller in its category, was written on a whim, put in a box for more than a decade, and finally pulled out, dusted off and published in 2013. Its stand-alone sequel, Irrefutable Proof, is also a bestseller and is available on Amazon.

Ms. Longino resides in Cleveland, Ohio and has four wonderful grandchildren, Gavin, Sydne September and Riley.

To learn more about Author Abby L. Vandiver, visit her website:, or Twitter: @AbbyVandiver, Facebook: AbbyVandiver


Kathryn Dionne lives in Southern California with her husband, Jeff, and their two Shar Peis, Bogey and Gracie.

From an early age, Kathryn’s love of treasure hunting sparked an interest in archaeology. As an amateur archaeologist, she’s been fortunate enough to uncover some very unique artifacts in different parts of the globe. However, she’s still searching for that very special scroll. Kathryn

In addition to writing, she manages their five-acre property and their grove of Italian olive trees. Her husband has lovingly named their business; Saint Kathryn’s Olive Oil.

In her spare time, she makes cookie jars and throws pottery in her studio. She also creates mosaics from discarded objects and sells them under the category of Found Art.

She is currently writing a new series called; Chasing Time, which she hopes to have published some time in 2014.

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