In turn-of-the-twentieth century Texas, the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls was a place of refuge for young women cast out by society: prostitutes, addicts, or unwed mothers. For these women who had few options, the Berachah Home opened its doors to allow them to recover or rehabilitate themselves without forcibly separating them from their children, an incredibly progressive model for the time.

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls Book Cover

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls reimagines what life was like in the home in an evocative tale that weaves together three women’s lives, spanning a century and exploring the power of love, motherhood, and friendship.

Julie Kibler is the bestselling author of Home for Erring and Outcast Girls and Calling Me Home, which was an IndieNext List pick, Target Club Pick, and Ladies’ Home Journal Book Club Pick, and published in fifteen languages. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism and a master’s degree in library science and lives with her family, including four rescued dogs and cats, in Texas.

Meet the author, learn about her inspiration and stay for a book signing.

  • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Books will be available for purchase at event for autographs. Copies are also available to check out from the Library. Click here to place a hold.


“If Julie Kibler’s novel Calling Me Home were a young woman, her grandmother would be To Kill a Mockingbird, her sister would be The Help, and her cousin would be The Notebook. But even with such iconic relatives, Calling Me Home stands on her own; this novel uncovers a painful past that tells us so much about who we are, where we’re going, and the people who are traveling with us.” —Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home

Calling Me Home is a journey into the heart where secrets hide and love reigns. Across the bridge of race and generation, Julie Kibler brings together two who profoundly influence each other as they reveal their stories and their heartbreak. With a stunning plot twist, Kibler reminds the reader that things aren’t always as they appear and love has its own life.” —PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY, New York Times bestselling author of Coming Up for Air

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Last updated: June 24, 2019