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Christensen, Kate 1962-

Works: 16 works in 98 publications in 6 languages and 6,736 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.H716, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kate Christensen
The Astral : a novel by Kate Christensen( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Astral is a huge, rose-colored apartment building in the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint. For decades, it has been the happy home (or so he thought) of the poet Harry Quick and his wife, Luz, who raised two children in their rambling top-floor apartment. However, the aging Astral's glory is beginning to fade- and as the building crumbles around him, a series of events forces Harry to face the reality of his own fractured family.--From book jacket
The great man : a novel by Kate Christensen( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of New York City painter Oscar Feldman, an artist known for his paintings of the female nude, two rival biographers compete and collide as they set out to tell his life story, with the help of his wife Abigail, sister Maxine, and Teddy, his longtime mistress, in a satirical novel of literary rivalry
Trouble : a novel by Kate Christensen( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing to Mexico City for a holiday retreat in the wake of a crumbled marriage and a scandalous affair, former college friends Josie and Raquel experience opportunities to discover their sexual selves while grappling with realizations about how sex has compromised their pasts
The Epicure's lament : a novel by Kate Christensen( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For ten years, Hugo Whittier, upper-class scion, former gigolo, failed belle-lettrist has been living a hermit's existence at Waverly, his family's crumbling mansion overlooking the Hudson. He passes the time reading Montaigne and M.F.K. Fisher, cooking himself delicious meals, smoking an endless number of cigarettes, and nursing a grudge against the world. But his older brother, Dennis, has returned, in retreat from an unhappy marriage, and so has his estranged wife, Sonia, and their (she claims) daughter, Bellatrix, shattering Hugo's cherished solitude. He's also been told by a doctor that he has the rare Buerger's disease, which means that unless he stops smoking he will die, all the more reason for Hugo to light up, because his quarrel with life is bitter and an early death is a most attractive prospect
In the drink by Kate Christensen( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assistant to a famous writer of romance novels describes her life
Jeremy Thrane by Kate Christensen( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeremy is 35, unemployed, working on novel, and living in a fabulous townhouse in Gramercy Park. For his entire adult life, he has been discreetly provided for by Ted Masterson, an action-movie star married to an equally famous actress. ... Jeremy finds himself in the unenviable position of learning to create a life in his mid-30s."
The Astral : [a novel] by Kate Christensen( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kicked out of the crumbling Brooklyn home that he thought was a happy one, poet Harry Quirk struggles to make sense of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures while trying to get back into his estranged wife's good graces
The great man by Kate Christensen( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned painter Oscar Feldman, as his obituary notes, is survived by his wife, their son, Ethan, and his sister, another well-known painter. What the obituary does not note, however, is that Oscar is also survived by his longtime mistress and their daughters. As two biographers interview the women in an attempt to set the record straight, the open secret of the affair reaches a boiling point and a devastating skeleton threatens to come to light. Descriptions of sex, strong language. 2007
Die Barhockerin Roman by Kate Christensen( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iowa Writers' Workshop 75th anniversary reunion, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, June 9-12, 2011 by Iowa Writers' Workshop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Video of the conference in held in Iowa City to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Iowa Writers' Workshop
In that bright world by Kate Christensen( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Blue plate special : an autobiography of my appetites by Kate Christensen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness. For Christensen, food and eating have always been powerful connectors to self and world. In this passionate feast of a memoir she reflects upon her journey of innocence lost and wisdom gained, mistakes made and lessons learned, and hearts broken and mended. And food-- eating it, cooking it, reflecting on it-- becomes the vehicle for unpacking a life
In a small city and other stories by Kate Christensen( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Astral : a novel
Alternative Names
Kate Christensen American novelist

Kate Christensen écrivaine américaine

The great man : a novelTrouble : a novelThe Epicure's lament : a novelIn the drinkJeremy ThraneThe Astral : [a novel]