NWS Virtual Event, Kate Walbert with host Shannon Kleiber, SHE WAS LIKE THAT
From Kate Walbert, the highly acclaimed National Book Award nominee, comes She Was Like That, a dazzling, career-spanning collection of new and selected stories. In these twelve deft, acutely funny and often heartbreaking stories, Kate Walbert delves into the hearts and minds of women. Her characters are searchers, uneasy in one way or another. They yearn for connection. They question the definitions assigned to them as wives, mothers, and daughters; they seek their own way within isolated, and often isolating, circumstances, reveling in small, everyday epiphanies and moments of clarity.
Kate Walbert’s novels include:
- She Was Like That: New and Collected Stories; HisFavorites, one of The Atlantic Magazine’s best books of 2018 and a 2019 New York Times 100 Notable books Selection;
- The Sunken Cathedral; A Short History of Women, finalist for the LA Book Prize in Fiction, and one of the New York Times ten best books of 2009;
- Our Kind, a finalist for the National Book Award; The Gardens of Kyoto, and Where She Went.
Also, her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and numerous other publications.
Guest host Shannon Kleiber
Author, producer of To the Best of Our Knowledge, a former Washington Post staff writer and columnist, and author of two non-fiction books, The Dinner Club: How the Masters of the Internet Universe Rode the Rise and Fall of the Greatest Boom in History, and On My Honor: Real Life Lessons From America’s First Girl Scout.
Literary Sponsors: The Ladies Library, LLC, and Nancy & Kent Walton
“In this evocative collection, the love of women for their children can provide salvation or a trap. Or both, at the same time. Walbert captures maternal love and its moments of grace with an unusual combination of restraint and rhapsody.”
~ The New York Times, Editors’ Choice