Kate Walbert

Kate Walbert


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in New York City
August 13, 1961

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Kate Walbert was born in New York City and raised in Georgia, Texas, Japan and Pennsylvania, among other places.

She is the author of A Short History of Women, chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2009 and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize; Our Kind, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2004; The Gardens of Kyoto, winner of the 2002 Connecticut Book Award in Fiction in 2002; and Where She Went, a collection of linked stories and New York Times notable book.

She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fiction fellowship, a Connecticut Commission on the Arts fiction fellowship, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library.

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Average rating: 3.36 · 6,790 ratings · 1,190 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Short History of Women

3.08 avg rating — 2,708 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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The Gardens Of Kyoto

3.46 avg rating — 1,001 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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Where She Went

3.70 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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The Sunken Cathedral

2.88 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Our Kind

3.12 avg rating — 354 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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His Favorites

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M&M World

3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2011
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A Mother Is Someone Who Tel...

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“I had a cousin, Randall, killed on Iwo Jima. Have I told you?

Have I told you his was a beautiful smile? Not the smile of a cynic, nor the easy, hungry smile of boys his age, whose smiles that aim to get them somewhere, are a commodity in exchange for God knows what. No. His was completely without intent; an accident of a smile. The kind of smile that would have surprised him if he could have seen it for himself. But he was too young to know his own extraordinariness.”
Kate Walbert, The Gardens Of Kyoto

“Eleanor had bargained for their wedding present, the dragon-spouted teapot worth thousands and the cups to match, gold-leafed, scaly.”
Kate Walbert, The Sunken Cathedral

“In another landscape, a line of spruce in the distance would appear an inkblot, a punctuation to the endless grey sentence of the morning.”
Kate Walbert, The Sunken Cathedral

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