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Kate Manning

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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 Time magazine. She has taught writing at Bard High School Early College in New York City where she lives with her family. Early endorsements of her new novel, Gilded Mountain, are from authors Erik Larson, ("Brilliant. I raced through it.") Christina Baker Kline ("So immersive, so richly imagined.") Carol Edgarian ("Remarkably panoramic") and Marybeth Keane ("love, sorrow, revenge, joy, Gilded Mountain hums with all of these..." Pub date 11/1/22. ...more

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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 pe…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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“—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.”
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“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.”
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“In this time, I learned for myself as my teacher predicted, how it is these two extremes - that we are transported by love and jailed by it - that are ever impossible for mothers to reconcile.”
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