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“No One Ever Asked”selected for The Happy Hour
with Jamie Ivey Summer Book Club

Author and well-known podcaster Jamie Ivey has announced that her June pick for “The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey Summer Book Club” is WaterBrook’s very own NO ONE EVER ASKED (4/3/18) by Katie Ganshert.

“I read it sometime this spring, and really, really enjoyed it,” Ivey shared in a Facebook Live video with her book club group of more than 2,200 members June 1. “I hope it causes you to think about some things that maybe you hadn’t thought about before, and I hope it helps you maybe see people and systems a little bit different.”

While Ivey will hold a formal book discussion at the end of June, book club members are already raving about No One Ever Asked, saying:

  • “The book did a great job showing the challenges multi-racial families have.”
  • “This book was so good. The story is so important. It must be told.”
  • “I absolutely could not put it down.”

Ivey also held an Instagram Live interview with Ganshert on June 6 with her 57,000 Instagram followers. Ivey introduced Ganshert to her audience, and the two discussed the inspiration behind the book, each of their adoption experiences, and how No One Ever Asked would tie into the summer book club theme of racial justice.

Echoing real-world events, No One Ever Asked is a riveting tale about the way we see one another, the lies we tell, and the tragedies that result from our blindness. It draws readers into a story of three starkly different women whose lives collide when an impoverished Missouri school district loses its accreditation and the nearby affluent community has no choice but to open their school doors.

To sign up or find more information about the book club, visit For more information about No One Ever Asked, visit

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  KATIE GANSHERT is the award-winning author of Life After, multiple short stories and several additional acclaimed novels, including the Christy Award-winning A Broken Kind of Beautiful and Carol Award-winner, The Art of Losing Yourself. Ganshert lives in eastern Iowa with her family. For more information, visit

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