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Kate Manning

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Syracuse, NY, The United States
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A former documentary television producer (for WNET-13, where she won two Emmy Awards), Kate Manning would rather read than watch TV. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Glamour, and More magazine. She has taught writing at Bard High School Early College. She lives with her family in New York City. You can read Chapter One of MY NOTORIOUS LIFE here: http://www.omnivoracious.com/2013/07/...

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Kate Manning For a new novel, I'm working on channeling and shaping a voice from the past that's not the same voice from the past that came to me in my last novel.…moreFor a new novel, I'm working on channeling and shaping a voice from the past that's not the same voice from the past that came to me in my last novel. It's a challenge. Luckily, the story's set in a different era, and this is a different character altogether, with a different temperament, vocabulary, and origin, and so the possibilties for a distinctive narrative vernacular are rich, and, as always with a new project, a little scary. But if it weren't a little scary, I wouldn't be interested in keeping at it. (less)
Kate Manning Hi Lynne, I'm so honored you've decided to read the novel in your book group, and I love your question. I do see Axie as a hero--one who, like many…moreHi Lynne, I'm so honored you've decided to read the novel in your book group, and I love your question. I do see Axie as a hero--one who, like many people who do brave things, is accidentally drawn into taking risks because she is motivated by compassion, a sense of duty based on her own lived experience. She understands 'the complexities' of women's lives. And, too, she has always been outside of 'proper' society, and as a kind of outlaw, sides with the powerless, even as her activity earns her infamy, as well as money--for which she does not apologize. Just as we are stunned today to see our rights being eroded, Axie never quite believed that the law would catch up with her, or that the consequences would be so severe. I do hope we are not in for another era like the Victorian 19th century. Hope you have a lively conversation. Cheers!(less)
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"The high bluffs of Bohane city were raucous with Norrie Feud-chants" is one of the many dazzling, jazzy sentences I've underlined in my copy of this astonishingly inventive novel. The language alone is so thrilling and new, with its broken syntax, f ...more
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Have you been married? Divorced? had a child? had bedbugs? a job? a relationship? a dream of transcendence? All or none of the above, you will want to read this slim, pithy book for its humor and its moving portrait of a woman trying to figure things ...more
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I loved this book--and not just because the author is a friend. Anyone looking for insight into the Israel-Palestine conflict will find it here, in beautiful prose, and a gripping story.
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The Bone People by Keri Hulme
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One of my favorite novels. I read it a long time ago, but it's stayed with me. The language is rich and fresh to American ears, and the story full of longing and delight, also sadness and humor and beauty.
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More of Kate's books…
“—Shush sweet baby, I said, so tired, and mixed her gripe water with whiskey and dill weed, but it did no good, so I seen now why lullabies was all about cradles falling from trees, oh dear, when the wind blows, down will come baby, whoops too bad, but at least it’s quiet.”
Kate Manning, My Notorious Life

“Because I couldn't trust anything, especially not myself. How could I be lying there next to him with these snakes of doubt worming around in my heart? It was not honest.”
Kate Manning, Whitegirl

“Lust was a weed, a nightshade vine, a nettle, impossible to uproot as the mugwort I pulled in the fields of Illinois, so while in the daylight I was a flower of virtuous resolution, at night I was motherless in a cold kitchen, starved for the warm arms of a sweetheart and pretty words of approval.”
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