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Katharine Weber

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in New York City, The United States
November 12, 1955




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Katharine Weber is the author of six novels and a memoir, all book group favorites. She was for seven years the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College.

Her new novel, Still Life With Monkey, is just out from Paul Dry Books.

Katharine's fiction debut in print, the short story "Friend of the Family," appeared in The New Yorker in January, 1993.

Her first novel, Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (of which that story was a chapter), was published by Crown Publishers, Inc. in 1995 and was published in paperback by Picador in 1996. She was named by Granta to the controversial list of 50 Best Young American Novelists in 1996.

Her second novel, The Music Lesson, was published by Crown Publishers, Inc. in 1999,

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Still Life with Monkey by Katharine Weber
"Duncan is a successful, fiancially set architect- partnering in a prestigious architectural firm. He is married to an equally talented art restorer. They live in an inviable home with all the amenities of a well-lived life. Their next step: to con..." Read more of this review »
Still Life with Monkey by Katharine Weber
"What a fabulous book! I was unprepared for how much I loved this book. It started out okay but then gained momentum until I couldnt put it down. The characters were so richly developed - including dear Ottoline the capuchin helper monkey. The lang..." Read more of this review »
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"Takes a while to see where this is headed, but worth hanging in there. What is a "Say Howdy" in a wrapper? "
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“Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That's the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what's left, that's the part you have to make up as you go.”
Katharine Weber, The Music Lesson

“I am in awe of the perpetual tumult of the sea. I am moved by the still place on the horizon where the sky begins. I am stirred by the soaring and dipping fields that make the landscape into a rumpled green counterpane. I thought I would never have such powerful feelings again. I thought I would live through the rest of my life having experiences, and thoughts, but I never thought I would again feel deeply-- I was convinced that my wounds had healed and become thick scars, essentially numb.”
Katharine Weber, The Music Lesson
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“I do love competence in a man.”
Katharine Weber, The Music Lesson

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