Thursday, September 09, 2010

What is Katrina Kittle reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Katrina Kittle, author of the newly released The Blessings of the Animals.

Her entry begins:
My reading tends to be all over the place. I can't stand to be without a book and will often have more than one book "going" at a time. Lately, though, I've been blessed with amazing books that suck me right in and demand undivided attention. Since I've been out on book tour this summer, I've had lots of time to read in airports, on planes, in hotels, and once even waiting for my hotel room to be ready!

Since I'm at work on a young adult novel, I've been reading much of that genre. My very favorite of the summer was Kristina McBride's debut novel, The Tension of Opposites. The story of a kidnapping victim returned after several years, told from the perspective of the best friend who lost her...and feels she lost her again once her friend is "back" but so changed, this book is smart, beautiful, and so tensely suspenseful I...[read on]
Among the early praise for The Blessings of the Animals :
“[A] beautifully crafted novel…. A must-read not only for animal lovers, but for anyone who has found the courage to come back from heartbreak and find love again, without reservation, without fear.”
—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants

“A marvelous page-turner, a story of an unexpected heartbreak and the unexpected blessings that result. I didn’t want to put this book down!”
—Ellen Baker, author of Keeping the House

“Wonderfully poignant characters and a deeply satisfying exploration of love in its many incarnations…make this novel Katrina Kittle’s most insightful yet.”
—Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Tomorrow River
Katrina Kittle is the author of Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie, and The Kindness of Strangers. The Kindness of Strangers was a BookSense pick and the winner of the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction.

The Blessings of the Animals was released by Harper Perennial last month.

Visit Katrina Kittle's website.

Writers Read: Katrina Kittle.

--Marshal Zeringue