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Kate Veitch

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Kate Veitch's debut novel was published as LISTEN in Australia, and was a bestseller there and in Germany. In July '08 it was published in the US as WITHOUT A BACKWARD GLANCE. By December, the novel had sold close to 30,000 copies and been nominated as one of American Library Journal's BEST BOOKS OF 2008. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article...

Kate splits her time between Australia and the US, where her partner works. She is currently completing her second novel, in a borrowed apartment overlooking Sydney Harbour.


Average rating: 3.23 · 597 ratings · 137 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Without a Backward Glance
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2006
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"Hi TJ - Thanks for this and sorry it's taken me a while to reply -- busy with 2nd novel. Glad you got a tast of home in reading my novel. Curious that...more "
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" I have to give major points to authors who make me emote as strongly as this one did. Sure, I normally either like or dislike characters or become annoyed with them, etc. But it’s rare that I read a book and completely despise any one character. T... " Read more of this review »
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I was just trawling thru Goodreads and saw that you'd read my novel Without a Backward Glance and given it 5 stars. Yay! That's a lot of star...more
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" I liked the way the story focused not on the mother who walked away from her family, but on the lives of the children she abandoned. Well-crafted, poignant, and funny. The ending, however, was a little trite. "
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