People from
Kathleen's life and stor

Click on the photos below to read a short excerpt from Life Detonated.

Show More

NewsPaper Clippings

News about the bombing and hijacking appeared in papers all over the United States.  Readers in Creston, Iowa and Blythesville, Arkansas and Gallup, New Mexico followed the story in their local papers and on the evening news.  Below are a few of the clippings from 1976. Scroll over the text to read excerpts from Life Detonated.

© 2017 by Kathleen Murray Moran

Kathleen and Gracie

"I listened to her footsteps on the stairs. . . I had been foolish to think Gracie would stay indefinitely. It wasn’t her way. She was eighteen when she began to teach me how to leave, boys were one way out, careers another, but when she stumbled through a haze of drugs at the threshold of her life, I made sure I found another door. Lying there with my own broken dreams spread out around me, I thought of Gracie’s nearly fatal escape and her bloodstained bridal veil."