Books by Kate Christensen

THE LAST CRUISE by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2018

"An entertaining mashup of Ship of Fools and Titanic."
Christensen (How to Cook a Moose, 2015, etc.) chronicles the intersecting human tragicomedies above- and belowdeck during a luxury liner's farewell Hawaiian cruise. Read full book review >
HOW TO COOK A MOOSE by Kate Christensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A warmly engaging culinary memoir."
An award-winning novelist's account of the unexpected fulfillment she found in New England, living, loving, cooking, and eating "at the end of the world." Read full book review >
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL by Kate Christensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"A Rabelaisian celebration of appetite, complete with savory recipes, that genuinely satisfies."
A novelist's deliciously engrossing exploration of her life through the two major passions that have defined it: food and writing. Read full book review >
THE ASTRAL by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"A masterpiece of comedy and angst. Think Gulley Jimson of Joyce Cary's The Horses Mouth transported from 1930s London to present-day Brooklyn."
Christensen (Trouble, 2009, etc.) knows her way around aging characters. Having won the PEN/Faulkner Award for her lively septuagenarians in The Great Man (2007), she now creates a charmingly ribald bohemian poet flailing about in late middle age. Read full book review >
TROUBLE by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2009

"Christensen couples a romanticizing, tour guide approach to Mexico City with cardboard Mexican characters for an uncomfortable effect. Despite lively sex and some clever early scenes, the novel has a tepid half-baked quality."
Christensen, who wrote about passionate septuagenarians in the Pen/Faulkner Award-winning The Great Man (2007), turns her attention to wilted 40-somethings. Read full book review >
THE GREAT MAN by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"A joyful art-world romp from Christensen (The Epicure's Lament, 2004, etc.) that allows aging women to come across as sexy."
After a famous painter's death, the septuagenarian women who loved and survived him reexamine their lives, in a novel as much about aging as art. Read full book review >
THE EPICURE’S LAMENT by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"First-rate adult entertainment, as they say, and Christensen's most impressive yet."
A suave ego-/erotomaniac more than half in love with easeful death. Read full book review >
JEREMY THRANE by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Credible? Just barely. Fun? Immensely. As a chronicler of hip urban travails, Christensen (In the Drink, 1999) is first-rate."
A spirited take on the oft-told tale of a life falling apart, then patching itself together again: witty, humane, romantic, and just gossipy enough to keep you flipping pages. Read full book review >
IN THE DRINK by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Jolly, rollicking fun, told with good humor and easy wit."
A likable debut novel about the perils and travails of a young woman who comes to New York to launch herself as a writer. Read full book review >