Swapping Lives Jane Green Viking 06/06/2006 Hardcover/410 pages ISBN: 0-670-03480-0 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ". . .a quick... View Article
About Kate Padilla
Kate Padilla has long enjoyed reading, and for the last decade, combined her writing skills and book pleasure to review books for Authorlink.
Kate’s journalism career began in high school with a weekly column in her hometown newspaper, and later, after graduating from the University of Wyoming, she moved into newspapers as a reporter and editor and also as a radio news director. She subsequently worked as a U.S. Senate staffer helping write legislation and then as a public lands manager for the Department of Interior until her retirement. Now, she is an award-winning poet, artist and writer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her passion is exploring, traveling to places not often frequented by tourists, ranging from Albania in the Balkans to isolated Honduran islands in the Caribbean.
Not surprisingly Kate favors foreign authors because they immerse her in other worlds and cultures, books such as those written by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz, who writes about the Arab world, or Milan Kundera, from Czechoslovakia. Any book written by women with Latin or Mexican roots is a must, she says, listing authors Isabel Allende and Sandra Cisneros as idols. She never passes up a poetry book sent her way, though they are a challenge to review because the poetry is subjective. She also enjoys a good detective novel, and at times, magical fanaticism. Her review favorites include offerings from the Library of America, a nonprofit that collects and preserves writings from America’s key authors. If she had a genre she doesn’t prefer, it would likely be most Western novels. Her pet peeves are preachy religious or moralizing books, those that demean women or have disregard for the environment.
Author Archives for Kate Padilla
The Piano Man Marcia Preston Mira Books 04/01/2006 Hardcover/299 pages ISBN: 0-7783-2226-2 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ".... View Article
Riding Rockets The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane Scribner 01/24/06 Hardcover/352 pages ISBN:... View Article
Hide Your Eyes Alison Gaylin Signet 12/30/2005 Trade Paperback/320 pages ISBN: 0-451-21448-X Buy This Book www.amazon.com ". .... View Article
Imaginary Men Anjali Banerjee Downtown Press 10/05/2005 Trade Paperback/236 pages ISBN: 14165-0943-1 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ".... View Article
I'm No Saint A Nasty little memoir of love and leaving Elizabeth Hayt Warner Books Oct. 3, 2005... View Article
Heart's Desire Laura Pedersen Ballantine Books 8/01/2005 Trade Paperback/397 pages ISBN: 0-34547955-6 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ". .... View Article
The Prophet of Zongo Street Mohammed Naseehu Ali Amistad (An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) 2005 Hardcover/212 pages ISBN: 0-06-052354-9... View Article
Zorro Isabel Allende HarperCollins 05/04/2005 Hardcover/390 pages ISBN: 0-06-077897-0 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ".... View Article
In Perfect Light Benjamin Alire Saenz HarperCollins Publishers Inc. 2005 Trade Paperback/328 pages ISBN: 0-06-077920-9 Buy This Book www.amazon.com... View Article