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2004 National Book Award Finalist: Fiction
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K A T E  W A L B E R T


The collective tale of a group of women who came of age in the 1950s and must face life after husbands and children have left home.

Author Biography

Kate Walbert made her writing debut in 1998 with Where She Went, a collection of interlinked stories that was a New York Times Notable Book in 1998. She is also the author of The Gardens of Kyoto, a novel; and has published fiction and articles in The New York Times, Paris Review, and DoubleTake. Recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, she teaches writing at Yale and lives in New York City and Stony Creek, Connecticut.

Author photo credit: Marion Ettlinger


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