Katherine Center

What: Katherine Center will appear in conversation with Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White to discuss Katherine's new novel What You Wish For. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream.

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 7:00pm

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of What You Wish For from our bookshop—if you do, we'll include a bookplate signed by the author for you to place in your book! It's our way of saying "thanks." Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

About the Author:

Katherine Center is the author of several novels about love and family, among them: Things You Save in a Fire, How to Walk Away, Happiness for Beginners, and The Lost Husband. Her books and essays have appeared in RedbookPeopleUSA TodayVanity Fair, and Real Simple--as well as the anthologies Because I Love HerCRUSH, 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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Event date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
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What You Wish For: A Novel By Katherine Center Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250219367
Published: St. Martin's Press - July 14th, 2020

"The story’s message, that people should choose joy even (and especially) in difficult and painful times, seems tailor-made for this moment. A timely, uplifting read about finding joy in the midst of tragedy, filled with quirky characters and comforting warmth."—Kirkus (starred review)

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ISBN: 9780062834782
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One of Summer’s Most Anticipated Reads, according to Goodreads, SheReads, and Bookish

“I think Beatriz Williams is writing the best historical fiction out there. It’s lush with period detail but feels immediate.”—Elin Hilderbrand

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