Two years ago, Eva Khatchadourian’s son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a popular algebra teacher. Now, in a series of letters to her absent husband, Eva recounts the story of how Kevin came to be Kevin.

Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence towards both motherhood in general and Kevin in particular. How much is her fault? When did it all start to go wrong? Or was it, in fact, ever ‘right’ at all?


As expected this book resulted in an amazing discussion … on the book itself, but also on families, relationships and the trials and tribulations of having and rearing children. These can be intense and emotional topics and our group has never shied away from engaging in such.

If you are interesting in reading more about our discussion, join us at Over the Fence.