Kathy Leonard Czepiel

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Kathy Leonard Czepiel is the author of A Violet Season (Simon & Schuster), named one of the best books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews. The novel, set on a Hudson Valley violet farm in 1898-99, has been hailed by Robert Olmstead as "fully imagined and beautifully written." Czepiel's short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Cimarron Review, Indiana Review, and CALYX. She is the recipient of a 2012 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Czepiel teaches writing at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. (photo by Chris Volpe)

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A Violet Season

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INTUITION

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Well into our fall semester, I asked my students to decide what they wanted to study for our last reading. Anything in the textbook was fair game. One of my classes chose an excerpt from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. Most of my students are white, and if you’ve read Coates’s bestseller, you know how challenging it can be for white readers. I figured we were going to have to do a... Read more of this blog post »
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This novel, published in 1994, would be called "slow" today. I doubt it would be published. It's a reminder of what a horrible shame it is that we've lost our ability to slow down as readers and savor a story, even one as dark and difficult as this o ...more
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19860 Classics and the Western Canon — 3358 members — last activity 1 hour, 52 min ago
This is a group to read and discuss those books generally referred to as “the classics” or “the Western canon.” Books which have shaped Western though ...more
635403 Better Book Clubs — 31 members — last activity Apr 02, 2019 03:02PM
Join author and writing professor Kathy Leonard Czepiel for a chilling winter read of Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein. Kathy will start you ...more
83380 Kathy Leonard Czepiel hosts a Q & A — 7 members — last activity Jan 11, 2013 06:43AM
From January 04, 2013 to January 9, 2013, Kathy will answer questions about her historical novel, A Violet Season, as well as what it's like to be a d ...more
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44773 Spring Short Story Panel — 203 members — last activity Mar 21, 2013 11:22AM
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74267 Q&A with Anne M. Carpenter — 370 members — last activity Mar 19, 2019 03:33PM
Author Anne M. Carpenter answers questions about her short stories and novels while hosting contests, giveaways and other fun events. Come join for a ...more
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