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Kathryn Bashaar

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Pittsburgh, PA, The United States
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Jane Eyre, Katherine, Pillars of the Earth

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March 2008


Before she could even read, Kathryn Bashaar earned the nickname “Suitcase Simpson” for the little suitcase of books she carried everywhere she went, and her passion for literature has continued into middle age. The Saint’s Mistress is her first novel. Her essays and short stories have been published in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, the Civil War Times, and the literary journal Metamorphosis. Kathryn lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband, Al, and is thrilled that both of her adult children and her first grandchild also live in Pittsburgh.

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Kathryn Bashaar Sorry, just saw this question. I've obviously spent way too much time away from my author page. Well, I never have a problem sitting still too much!…moreSorry, just saw this question. I've obviously spent way too much time away from my author page. Well, I never have a problem sitting still too much! Both at my day job and at my labor-of-love job, I sit, sit, sit, but I am a very fidgety person, so I get up at least once an hour to get a drink of water or a snack, or (at my office job) walk over and talk to someone when I could have sent an e-mail or IM. So, Jason, if you are not a naturally fidgety person, like I am, I recommend becoming fidgety. Once an hour, make yourself get up to either get something to eat or drink, or do a few exercises (keep weights in your office or walk around the block if it's a nice day). This was a really good question; I enjoyed answering it. p.s. How did you like Passion of the Western Mind? It was almost too thought-provoking for me; I was glad to finish it!(less)
Kathryn Bashaar Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester for sure, but only because I love Jane so much. I actually have never understood what she saw in the dark - and, frankly,…moreJane Eyre and Mr. Rochester for sure, but only because I love Jane so much. I actually have never understood what she saw in the dark - and, frankly, dishonest - Rochester, but Jane is like my best friend. If she loves her man, I'll put up with him.(less)
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The Saint's Mistress

4.05 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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I ended my last blog post with the two questions:


Why do I still love my country?


And


What IS a country anyway?


A country is a set of laws that apply within a geographical boundary.  It is a culture, usually containing many sub-cultures.  It is a group of people who accept that by law, culture and geography, they are a nation. 


So, when we love America, we love those things. We love the land within...

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Very readable, and quite radical in its premise. Basically, the true protagonists of this story are not human. I found that intriguing, even astonishing, but ultimately unsatisfying. From the larger perspective, this is a glorious, beautiful story. F ...more
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Majenta Hi! Friend Request accepted, thank you for Requesting! Congratulations on your book. I hope you're having a great spring week.

Best wishes from Majenta


Marita Thanks for the friend invitation.


``Laurie Henderson Thanks for the friend vite Kathy.


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R. J. I have read "Proof of Heaven" and agree with Kathy.
A good read/well written.
One of these days I will list the books I have read.
R. J.


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