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    "Reading a book by Katherine Center is satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way."

    "Reading a book by Katherine Center is satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way."
  • HOW TO WALK AWAY

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    May 15, 2018

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  • #1 NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR EMILY GIFFIN

    "Reads like an intimate conversation with your best friend."

    on HOW TO WALK AWAY

  • bestselling author nina george

    "If you read just one novel this year, read How to Walk Away."

    on HOW TO WALK AWAY

  • #1 bestselling author jenny lawson

    "Clear your schedule, because you won't be able to put it down until it's done."

    on HOW TO WALK AWAY

  • bestselling author nina george

    "Katherine Center has written a beautiful and strong survival novel for the soul. "

    on HOW TO WALK AWAY

  • Bestselling author Jill Santopolo

    "A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience & strength."

    on HOW TO WALK AWAY

  • bestselling author elinor lipman

    "I couldn't put this book down & didn't want it to end."

    on HOW TO WALK AWAY

  • bestselling author Karen White

    "Laugh-out-loud funny while simultaneously deeply moving . . . a book about survival, resilience, strength and forgiveness."

    on HOW TO WALK AWAY

  • #1 NYT bestselling author Brené Brown

    "Katherine Center writes about falling down, growing up, & finding love like nobody else.”

Katherine Center writes bittersweet comic novels about how we get back up after life has knocked us down. She writes about hope, and love, and how we hold onto life’s joys, even in the midst of all its hardship.

 

Katherine is the author of six novels, including The Bright Side of Disaster, Happiness for Beginners, and the upcoming How to Walk Away—with more on the way.  Her fourth novel, The Lost Husband, was recently optioned for a movie.

 

Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, RedbookInStylePeopleUSA Today, Real Simple, Houstonia, the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Press, and the Houston Chronicle, as well as several anthologies

 

Katherine holds degrees from Vassar College and the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program and lives in Texas with her husband and two sweet children.

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