Kate Jennings

Kate Jennings, a poet, essayist, and novelist, grew up in the Australian Outback. She attended the University of Sydney in the late 1960s, where she gained notoriety as a feminist activist. She moved to New York City in 1979. Her novel Snake was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, as was Moral Hazard, which was based on her experiences as a Wall Street speech-writer. Her work has been in contention for the Booker, IMPAC, and Los Angeles Times literary prizes. In her native country, she has won the prestigious Christina Stead and Adelaide Festival prizes and was honored with the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal.

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Now in paperback, a wise and moving book about two border terriers and the woman who lost her heart to them.“If Stanley had been a tad less overbearing and Sophie a tad more submissive, everything would have been fine rather than a roller-coaster of high drama and hurt feelings. The dynamic—part gender, part sibling—was familiar: I’d lived it. How did it come about that I was spending my days adjudicat- ing between two dogs who were acting out the story of my...

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