Kate Christensen

Kate Christensen

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in The United States
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.

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Damn, that was a gnarly winter. Winters here generally are, but this one was especially long and cold and snowy and stormy and full of work and anxiety and obligations and upheavals. Our old car died; we got a new one. Our tenants moved out; we lost their rent income but gained access to the upstairs apartment, which is in dire need of renovation, which come to think of it is another source of...

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Average rating: 3.45 · 11,403 ratings · 2,108 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
The Great Man
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 1,980 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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Blue Plate Special: An Auto...
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 1,779 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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The Epicure's Lament
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,026 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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The Astral
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 1,069 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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2.93 of 5 stars 2.93 avg rating — 789 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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In the Drink
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 685 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Jeremy Thrane
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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How To Cook A Moose
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 2,374 ratings — published 2002 — 15 editions
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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,691 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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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


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?
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Try a delicious new recipe—cooking is the best relaxant.
  309 votes, 20.7%

Watch a show. Takeout is more your thing.
  279 votes, 18.6%

Read a foodie memoir and pair it with a dish from said memoir.
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