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KATE CHRISTENSEN is the author of six previous novels, most recently The AstralThe Great Man won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has published reviews and essays in numerous publications, most recently the New York Times Book ReviewBookforumOElle, and Gilt Taste. She writes an occasional drinks column for The Wall Street Journal called "With a Twist." Her blog can be accessed at: http://katechristensen.wordpress.com. She lives in Portland, Maine.
 

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The Astral

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $15.95

In the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, rests a huge rose-colored apartment building called The Astral. For decades it was the happy home of the poet Harry Quirk, his wife, Luz, and their two children: Karina, now a fervent freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community... Read more >
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The Astral
A Novel
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $11.99

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May 6, 2014
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Blue Plate Special
An Autobiography of My Appetites
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $15.95

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Blue Plate Special
An Autobiography of My Appetites
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $26.95

That the greatly admired novelist Kate Christensen has turned to the memoir form after six novels makes this book an event. Readers of memoirs of high literary quality, particularly those with food themes—most conspicuously Ruth Reichl's Comfort Me with Apples and Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones, and Butter—as well as admirers of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Blue Plate Special
An Autobiography of My Appetites
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $13.99

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The Epicure's Lament

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $15.00

Hugo Whittier—failed poet and former kept man—is a wily misanthrope with a taste for whiskey, women, and his own cooking. Afflicted with a rare disease that will be fatal unless he quits smoking, Hugo retreats to his once aristocratic family’s dilapidated mansion, determined to smoke himself to death without forfeiting any... Read more >
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The Epicure's Lament

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 29, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Great Man

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $14.95

Winner of 2007 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction

From the acclaimed author of The Epicure’s Lament, a novel of literary rivalry in which two competing biographers collide in their quest for the truth about a great artist.

Oscar Feldman, the “Great Man,” was a New York city painter of the heroic generation of the... Read more >
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The Great Man

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $11.99

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In the Drink
A Novel
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $12.00

In this compassionate, wise, and comical debut, Kate Christensen gives an engaging and authentic voice to a new generation of single urban women.

Claudia Steiner never intended for her life to become such a disaster. At the age of twenty-nine she finds herself serving as secretary to an insane, aging socialite who... Read more >
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In the Drink
A Novel
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 28, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Jeremy Thrane
A Novel
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $13.00

Jeremy Thrane seems to have everything. As the long-time boyfriend of the handsome (but deeply closeted) movie star Ted Masterson, he lives rent-free in a beautiful apartment on the top floor of Ted’s Manhattan brownstone and has an easy job that gives him plenty of time to read books and write... Read more >
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Jeremy Thrane
A Novel
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Trouble

Written by Kate Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00

Josie is a Manhattan psychotherapist living a comfortable life with her husband and daughter. Raquel is a Los Angeles rock star with a platinum album and the attendant money and fame. When Josie realizes her marriage is over, and Raquel finds herself at the center of a scandal, these old friends... Read more >
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Trouble
A Novel
Written by Kate Christensen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $11.99

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