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Katherine Center

Biography

Katherine Center

Katherine Center is the author of many novels, including HOW TO WALK AWAY, HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS, THE BRIGHT SIDE OF DISASTER, and EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL. Her books and essays have appeared in RedbookPeopleUSA TodayVanity Fair, and Real Simple, as well as the anthologies BECAUSE I LOVE HER, CRUSH, and MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME. Katherine is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. She lives in Houston with her husband and two sweet children.

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Books by Katherine Center

by Katherine Center - Fiction, Women's Fiction
Cassie Hanwell is one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse and she's a total pro at other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own. The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew. Except for the infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around.
by Katherine Center - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before.

by Katherine Center - Fiction, Women's Fiction

A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter lets her annoying brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. When she discovers that her brother’s even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can’t imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster. Thus begins the strangest adventure of Helen's life: three weeks in the remotest wilderness of a mountain range in Wyoming, where she will survive mosquito infestations, a surprise summer blizzard, and a group of sorority girls.