Kate Greathead


Website


Kate Greathead is the author of the novel Laura & Emma. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair, and Moth Radio Hour. She was a subject in the American version of the British Up documentary series, and she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the writer Teddy Wayne.

Average rating: 3.2 · 2,761 ratings · 459 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
Laura & Emma

3.20 avg rating — 2,761 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Buck up. Fake it till you feel it. The show must go on. This was the way they did things - These people in the world she'd grown up in.”
Kate Greathead, Laura & Emma

“The disparity of their desserts was beyond anything Emma could have imagined. Blinking back tears, she put a raisin in her mouth, chewed, and swallowed—repeating the process until the gross, sticky box was empty, her disgust rendered bearable by the feeling that struck in situations of unfairness: a feeling that her life was a movie and the audience was God, and a faith in knowing her grace and fortitude in this moment would not go unnoticed.”
Kate Greathead, Laura & Emma

“Laura felt like they were characters in a play about WASPs—a satirical production that yielded no new insights, just desiccated clichés. She imagined an Upper West Side Jewish audience getting bored and leaving before intermission.”
Kate Greathead, Laura & Emma

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
ARCs Anonymous: January theme picks 17 33 Jan 27, 2018 11:03PM  
ARCs Anonymous: Share January reviews here 14 12 Feb 03, 2018 05:34PM  
Tournament of Books: This topic has been closed to new comments. 2019 TOB Contenders 361 556 Dec 19, 2018 10:14AM  
Tournament of Books: This topic has been closed to new comments. 2019 ToB Longlist 728 434 Feb 25, 2019 06:30AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Completed Tasks: PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANY POST IN THIS THREAD 3914 309 Feb 28, 2019 09:00PM  
NetGalley Readers: What NG Books have you just read? Any recommendations? 9934 1460 12 hours, 7 min ago  
All About Books: What have you just read? Opinions, recommendations, reviews Part 2 6003 585 2 hours, 0 min ago  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Kate to Goodreads.