The Red Leather Chair by Ingrid Kraus
The Red Leather Chair is a fast-paced family drama. Each character reacts to the extreme betrayal of a key family member and follows his or her own path through rage, revenge, and redemption. The Red Leather Chair is set in the American Heartland and examines how a woman born in an age of deference may emerge as her own person, how a man raised to embrace a traditional notion of masculinity may reconstruct his identity, and how a family on the brink of disintegration may establish a renewed foundation. As one reviewer noted, "The Red Leather Chair holds up a mirror to each of our lives."
Ingrid Kraus is a writer and psychologist who lives with her husband in the mountains of North Carolina. The Red Leather Chair is her debut novel. She is currently at work on a new project about the integration of a premier Alabama high school in the mid-1960s. She is fascinated by themes of similarity and difference, acceptance and bigotry, and the overarching role that our points of view play in what and whom we are drawn to and repelled by.