Katherine Addison

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A pseudonym of Sarah Monette. Both Sarah and Katherine are on Twitter as @pennyvixen. Katherine reviews nonfiction. Sarah reviews fiction. Fair warning: I read very little fiction these days.

Sarah/Katherine was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the three secret cities of the Manhattan Project.

She got her B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Despite being summa cum laude, none of her degrees is of the slightest use to her in either her day job or her writing, which she feels is an object lesson for us all.

She currently lives near Madison, Wisconsin.
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Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
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This is, of course, the seminal text on Charles Manson. It is thorough, comprehensive, and clearly written---and an engrossing train wreck. I actually preferred Jeff Guinn's Manson biography, but appreciate Helter Skelter for the up close, blow by bl ...more
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The Boston Stranglers by Susan Kelly
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This is the obverse face of Gerold Frank's The Boston Strangler; Kelly doesn't think DeSalvo committed ANY of the murders. (DNA proved her wrong the same year this updated edition came out: DeSalvo's DNA was matched to evidence from Mary Sullivan's m ...more
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Murder in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Sonny Longtine
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This is a collection of brief write-ups of murders that have occurred in the U.P. The writing is not very good, and you can tell on the occasions when Longtine could interview someone still alive about one of the murders, because they get quoted exte ...more
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Ghostland by Colin Dickey
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This is a book I wish had been written twenty years ago, so I could have used it in my dissertation. Dickey is talking specifically about ghost stories and the cultural work they do and would have been a great source for my chapter on non-theatrical ...more
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Missing - Every Year, Thousands of People Vanish Without Trac... by Rose Rouse
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This is, unfortunately, a collection of human interest stories about missing persons cases, starting with Madeleine McCann and ranging from person-goes-out-and-never-comes-back to an adopted child finding his birth parents. The stories all feel like ...more
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Careless People by Sarah Churchwell
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This is an excellent book that's a little bit difficult to describe. It's part biography of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, part history of the Jazz Age, part literary analysis of The Great Gatsby, and part examination of the unsolved Hall-Mills murde ...more
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Erased by Marilee Strong
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This book is about what Strong (and her co-author Mark Powelson) calls "eraser killers," taking Scott Peterson as her type case: men who not merely murder their wives and girlfriends, but who go to elaborate lengths either to make the body disappear ...more
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Too Pretty To Live by Dennis Brooks
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This is an account, by the prosecutor, of the completely bonkers story of Jenelle Potter, who catfished her parents and her boyfriend into killing two people she had decided she hated. Brooks quotes extensively from her emails, both as herself and as ...more
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The Baby Farmers by Annie Cossins
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This is a fascinating book about the Victorian practice of baby farming (where unmarried mothers paid people to "adopt" their babies, the babies then being left to die from a combination of starvation, neglect, and opium. Or strangulation, which was ...more
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“ 'In our inmost and secret heart, which you ask us to bare to you, we wish to banish them as we were banished, to a cold and lonely house, in the charge of a man who hated us. And we wish them trapped there as we were trapped.'

'You consider that unjust, Serenity?'

'We consider it cruel,' Maia said. 'And we do not think that cruelty is ever just.' ”
Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor

“He remembered the moment when his thoughts had inverted themselves—that shift from not being able to please everyone to not trying—and the way that change had enabled him to see past the maneuverings and histrionics of the representatives to the deeper structures of the problem; it was the same with the Corazhas.”
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“I love thee still.”
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