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Kate Hilton

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in Toronto, Canada




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March 2013

Kate Hilton is the author of THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE and JUST LIKE FAMILY.

Before turning to fiction, Kate worked in law, higher education, public relations and major gift fundraising. She has an English degree from McGill University and a Law degree from the University of Toronto. She has had difficulty deciding on a career.

She lives in Toronto with her two sons, who shall remain nameless, and with Shelby, a rescue dog who displays corgi-like tendencies. When not napping, Shelby assists with plot development.

Kate is working on her third novel. She is represented by Beverley Slopen of the Beverley Slopen Literary Agency.

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The Hole In The Middle

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January 18, 2018

Dear Reva,

Well, that was quite a year, wasn’t it?

I kept trying to write you a letter, and then life and the news cycle would overtake it before I could finish it. Eventually, I fell into a kind of paralysis. But it’s a new year, and this is no time for paralysis. We have a lot of work to do.

The last time I was this angry, I was in university, and it was twenty-five years ago, an...

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Love, family, friendship, betrayal and finding out who you really are.

Such an enjoyable reading experience. This is already on my re-read pile for next year."
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I've been on an Ann Patchett tear since visiting Parnassus Books in Nashville. This, her latest, is my favourite of all her novels.
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“I believe in marriage. I believe that two good people can be happy together for a lifetime. It’s the only thing even close to a religion that I have, and I cling to it with almost messianic zeal. But it is a belief system that makes unreasonable demands on its adherents, all of us sacrificing to the bone for a reward that may or may not come at the end of our days; and all of us steadfastly refusing to see the mounting evidence that long-term happy marriages, if they exist at all, are pretty hard to come by. We all want to think that miracles are possible. Otherwise, marriage is just a lot of hard work.”
Kate Hilton, The Hole in the Middle

“The sad fact is that the past, perhaps especially our own past, is mysterious. Lodged in the present, you move further away each day from the reasons why you took this path or that one. And you’re left with only the story you’ve told yourself, the one with perfect lighting and a flattering angle. The one that even you know doesn’t really look like you.”
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message 31: by Kate

Kate Hilton So this is totally fun! The new cover for THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE is in the running for RT's January Cover of the Month. Vote!

MELISSA *Mel Reader* Thanks for the friend vite Kate! :))

message 29: by Candace

Candace Thanks for friend-vite. Looks like we have a lot of book choices in common! I look forward to great book chat!

message 28: by Kate

Kate Hilton If you haven't picked up your copy of The Hole in the Middle yet, it's available for a great price at Walmart Canada right now - it's April's Read of the Month!

message 27: by Kate

Kate Hilton Hi Goodreaders,

The Hole in the Middle hit the Globe & Mail bestseller list this morning! What a thrill.


message 26: by Kate

Kate Hilton Hey Goodreaders:

I was on Breakfast Television in Toronto this morning, talking about The Hole in the Middle. Check it out: http://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/303581...


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Kate Hilton Hi Goodreaders,
I'm so pleased to share this great National Post review of The Hole in the Middle with you: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/12/...
Happy reading!

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Kate Hilton Hi Goodreaders,
Check out the fantastic review of The Hole in the Middle in the new issue of Hello! Canada: "As moving as it is entertaining, this Canadian novel is crammed with funny, truthful moments that will strike a chord with over-extended women everywhere."
This debut writer is thrilled!

message 23: by Kate

Kate Hilton Hi Goodreaders!
I'm thrilled to tell you that The Hole in the Middle, published by HarperCollins, is in stores across Canada today. Please help me spread the word.

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Kate Hilton Hi everyone,
The Hole in the Middle has been nominated in the Best Debut Goodreads Author category for the Goodreads Choice Awards! If you loved the book, please vote for it.

Samantha Hi Kate! Thank you for the friend invite. Look forward to getting to know you and chatting books :)

Indie Reviews Hi Kate! Thanks for the friend invite.

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S.M. McEachern Hi Kate! Thanks so much for the friend-vite!

message 18: by Steven

Steven Buechler Thank you for the add-on here!!

message 17: by Kate

Kate Hilton My pleasure!

Kagama-the Literaturevixen Thanks for friending :)

message 15: by Kate

Kate Hilton Thanks so much, Ren. Good to meet you! Kate

message 14: by Ren

Ren Thompson Hi Kate, thank you for the friend request :)
Congratulations on the new contract :)

message 13: by Pender

Pender Thanks for the friend invite, Kate. :)

message 12: by Laura

Laura Congrats on getting published by HarperCollins! And thanks for the friend request.

message 11: by Kate

Kate Hilton And you, Sandra!

message 10: by Sandra

Sandra So pleased to meet you, Kate!

message 9: by Kate

Kate Hilton Thanks so much to Must Read Books Or Die for the great review on their blog today. I love hearing how readers react to The Hole in the Middle! Check out the review at http://ow.ly/mfYQT.

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Kate Hilton Thanks so much to the fabulous Tracie Banister for featuring The Hole in the Middle on Books by Banister today: http://ow.ly/m6IqO

Lianne Thanks for the friend invite, happy reading! :)

Mikela Thanks for the friend invite and good luck with your new book...it looks really interesting.

message 5: by Kate

Kate Hilton Great to meet you too, Sam.

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Kate Hilton You too, Amy!

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Amy Thanks for the friend request. So nice to meet you.

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Kate Hilton Thanks, Ananda. You too!

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Ana Hi Kate, thanks for the friend invite. Have a fab weekend:)

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