Kate Christensen





Kate Christensen

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August 22, 1962

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KATE CHRISTENSEN is the author of six previous novels, most recently The Astral. The Great Man won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has published reviews and essays in numerous publications, most recently the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, O, Elle, and Gilt Taste. She writes an occasional drinks column for The Wall Street Journal called "With a Twist." She lives in Portland, Maine.


Average rating: 3.40 · 8,584 ratings · 1,686 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
The Great Man
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 1,791 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Blue Plate Special: An Auto...
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 1,314 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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The Epicure's Lament
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 879 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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The Astral
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 960 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Trouble
2.91 of 5 stars 2.91 avg rating — 729 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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In the Drink
3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 628 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Jeremy Thrane
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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The Bitch in the House: 26 ...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 2,136 ratings — published 2002 — 15 editions
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2008
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June 2011, Kate Christensen
"Her Favorite Books About Losers: This novelist loves antiheroes, listing her top five losers in literature, not including the hapless subject of her new book, The Astral." ...More

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“Friendship is a strange animal. It only thrives in voluntary enjoyment of each other's company, in the pleasure of nonobligatory connection. I repeat: You owe me nothing.”
Kate Christensen, The Astral

“My sudden, unforeseen capitulation had knocked me backward, and I had nothing to hold on to. My internal weather was eerily calm, as if in a tornado's aftermath, birdsong, sunshine, supersaturated colors, wreckage all around, and myself, dazed and limping.”
Kate Christensen, The Astral

“It happened every single day in Brooklyn: awaken to fresh glory, fall asleep to blight and ruin.”
Kate Christensen, The Astral

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When it comes to food and spending a pleasant evening at home, you:

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Cozy up with a book & comfort food. Pancakes for dinner, anyone?
 
  896 votes, 59.2%

Try a delicious new recipe—cooking is the best relaxant.
 
  312 votes, 20.6%

Watch a show. Takeout is more your thing.
 
  286 votes, 18.9%

Read a foodie memoir and pair it with a dish from said memoir.
 
  20 votes, 1.3%

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