Hard to Place: A Crime of Alcohol

by Katherine Norgard


Hard to Place: A Crime of Alcohol is a unique personal account about the difficulties faced by a family when a loved one is charged with a capital crime.  It reveals the fine line between what seems like a clear case of guilt while leaving the reader with doubts as to whether justice is served given the legal versus medical/psychological perspectives of the crime and the complicated issue of fault.


Dr. Norgard, a psychologist, offers compelling insight into the quicksand which occurs when medical disorders and legal consequences meet.  She draws the reader into her riveting story of a devoted mother fighting to save her son's life after an incomprehensible tragedy strikes and she embarks on the most painful journey of her life.


Sister Helen Prejean, widely acclaimed author of Dead Man Walking, writes the foreword to Norgard's book.  She describes Kathy as a dear friend who allows us into her soul in her un-flinchingly transparent story about her experience with her son.


This book is a must read, offering a glimpse of unspoken problems with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the justice system, death penalty, medical/psychological diagnoses, and the victimization of the families of those convicted of crimes.

184 pages, paperback

Three easy ways to get your copy:

In Tucson?  Available at

Antigone Books

411 N. 4th Avenue

Tucson, AZ


Mail your check or money order for $18.90 ($14.95 plus $3.95 shipping and handling) along with your name and mailing address to:

Recovery Resources Press

P.O. Box 13593

Tucson, AZ 85711

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Kathy Norgard will be performing readings in Tucson on the following dates in 2006:

February 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Wingspan, 425 E 7th St.


March 3rd at 7 p.m.

Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue


March 25th

Mostly Books, 6208 E Speedway Blvd

Call for time: (520) 571-0110


Host a book signing!  Invite the author to speak at your group.  To schedule an event, contact Kathy Norgard today: norgard@earthlink.net


Read the news article about Kathy's book in the Tucson Citizen: http://come-over.to/FAS/citizennorgard.htm

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