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Plain Kate by Erin Bow
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Nov 11, 09

Read in October, 2009

Rich, haunting, unforgettable, this story draws on Russian folklore to immerse the reader in a unique and fully realized fantasy world.

Erin Bow is not only an award-winning poet but a masterful and captivating storyteller, with a knack for handling powerful emotions in an understated way that makes the reader feel them twice as strongly. She excels at portraying grief and horror, but she also has a deft way with humor, and though Kate's story leads her down some dark paths there are always glimpses of love and light.

PLAIN KATE has the feel of a classic, and I have every expectation that it will become one.

Read in manuscript (thanks, Erin!).
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message 1: by Liz (new)

Liz You've convinced me. Sigh. My to-read list is a mile long.

message 2: by Rebecca (new) - added it

Rebecca This book sounds like it will be really good.

Melissa (YA Book Shelf) Hi R.J.,

Please check out my interview with Erin Bow today. If you leave a comment or question today, she'll be responding to it next week.


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