Kathleen Kent is the author of two best-selling novels, THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER, for which she received the David J. Langum Sr. award for American Historical Fiction, and THE TRAITOR’S WIFE (published in hardcover as THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER). Her most recent historical fiction novel, THE OUTCASTS, was awarded the American Library Association’s “Top Pick” Historical Fiction in 2014 as well as being the recipient of a Will Rogers Medallion award for Western fiction. She has completed her fourth novel, THE DIME, based on a short story published in the crime anthology Dallas Noir. Her novels are collectively published in 16 countries.
From the Author
Most of the books that have influenced and touched me the most are historical fiction. When I was a child I read a lot of Dickens, Poe and James Michener. And I have read everything by Annie Dillard, Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy. Some of my more recent favorites are Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, and The Son by Philipp Meyer.
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