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Kate is a writer and researcher living in Boston, Massachusetts. Her first novel, This Must Be the Place, was published by Henry Holt & Company in 2010. Her second, Bellweather Rhapsody, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2014.

She was a teenage bassoonist. In her hometown of Syracuse, New York, she played in her high school band, the Lyncourt Summer Concert Band, the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra, and various NYSSMA festivals. Her bassoon was named Nigel.

Kate studied illustration, design, Jane Austen, and Canada at the University of Buffalo. She has her MFA from Emerson College, and teaches novel and genre fiction workshops at GrubStreet, Boston’s non-profit creative writing community. She has been a bookseller, a plan...more

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Bellweather Rhapsody
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 1,063 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 1,028 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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“They're ghosts, surely, and Rabbit absolutely believes in them. There are things in the world, strange machinations of physics and chemistry,queer intersections of biology and theology, that Rabbit hasn't the slightest interest in assuming he'll ever understand or be able to solve. They're simply there to be believed in, and Rabbit is a born believer. He wants to believe. He has always thought of life as pregnant with possibility-- a freak twister or wardrobe the only thing separating him from another world-- so ghosts, spirits, aliens and supreme beings coexist within Rabbit with ease. There's a kind of beauty in accepting the possibility, if not the plausibility, of everything imaginable.”
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“Maybe that's what he reminds her of: they are both full of dark corners, odd places, possibly ghosts.”
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“Though maybe that's all life ever is. Unimaginable, until it's happening to you.”
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