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Christensen, Kate 1962-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 90 publications in 6 languages and 6,875 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.H716, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Kate Christensen
 
Most widely held works by Kate Christensen
The Astral : a novel by Kate Christensen( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,329 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 )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,168 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 )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,011 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 )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 of his pleasures. To his chagrin, the world that he has forsaken is not quite finished with him. First, his sanctimonious older brother moves in, closely followed by his estranged wife, their alleged daughter, and his gay uncle. Infuriated at the violation of his sanctum, Hugo devises hilariously perverse ploys to send the intruders packing. Yet the unexpected consequences of his schemes keep forcing him to reconsider, however fleetingly, the more wholesome ingredients of love, and life itself. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Kate Christensen's Blue Plate Special
In the drink by Kate Christensen( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An assistant to a famous writer of romance novels describes her life. Claudia Steiner, 29, does most of the writing, but receives little money and no credit. She lives in a rundown apartment in New York, drinks a lot and is in love with a married man
Jeremy Thrane by Kate Christensen( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 546 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."--Amazon.com
The Astral [a novel] by Kate Christensen( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 194 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
Feldmans Frauen Roman by Kate Christensen( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oscar Feldman war einer der grossen Vertreter des äFigurative Paintingsä des 20. Jahrhunderts. Während andere Künstler sich auf Abstraktes konzentrierten, malte er, fast schon besessen, Frauenakte. 78-jährig erliegt er einem Herzinfarkt. 5 Jahre später beschliessen 2 Biografen, Henry Burke und Ralph Washington, unabhängig voneinander, ein Buch über Feldman zu schreiben. Sie treffen sich zu Interviews mit seiner Geliebten Teddy St. Cloud, mit der er Zwillingstöchter hat, mit seiner Frau Abigail, mit der er bis zum Schluss zusammenlebte und die sich hingebungsvoll um den autistischen Sohn kümmert, und natürlich mit seiner Schwester Maxine. Auch sie ist Künstlerin, sieht die Arbeiten ihres Bruders allerdings sehr kritisch
Il grande uomo by Kate Christensen( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Big Trouble : Roman by Kate Christensen( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Auf einer Party wird Josie plötzlich klar, dass sie nach 15 Jahren Ehe ihren Mann verlassen muss. Kurz darauf reist sie mit ihrer besten Freundin Raquel nach Mexiko-Stadt, wo sie sich noch einmal so richtig jung fühlen möchte
Die Barhockerin Roman by Kate Christensen( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great man by Kate Christensen( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 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
Mais um drinque : uma história de amor dos anos 90 by Kate Christensen( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blue plate special : an autobiography of my appetites by Kate Christensen( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the tradition of M.F.K. Fisher, Laurie Colwin, and Ruth Reichl, [this book] is a narrative in which food--eating it, cooking it, reflecting on it--becomes the vehicle for unpacking a life. Christensen explores her history of hunger--not just for food but for love and confidence and a sense of belonging--with a profound honesty, starting with her unorthodox childhood in 1960s Berkeley as the daughter of a mercurial legal activist who ruled the house with his fists"--Dust jacket flap
In that bright world by Kate Christensen( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
Das Ehespiel Roman by Kate Christensen( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Languages
English (71)
German (7)
Italian (4)
French (3)
Chinese (2)
Portuguese (1)
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