Cathedral of the Sea Translated from Spanish by Nick Caistor Ildefonso Falcones Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 5/25/08 Hardcover/624 pages ISBN:... 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
Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out Mo Yan Arcade Publishing 2008 English Translation 5/19/08 Hardcover/512 pages ISBN: 1-55970-853-0... View Article
Golf: The Marvelous Mania Alistair Cooke Arcade 5-10-08 Hardcover/216 pages ISBN: 978-1559708739 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ... View Article
The Plague of Doves Louise Erdrich Harper Collins 4/29/08 Hardcover/320 pages ISBN: 0060515120 Buy This Book www.amazon.com Louise... View Article
Manuscript Makeover Revision Techniques No Fiction Writers Can Afford to Ignore Elizabeth Lyon Penguin Group (USA) Inc 4/12/08 Trade... View Article
Lady Macbeth Susan Fraser King Crown Publishers 2/12/08 Hardcover/352 pages ISBN: 0307341747 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ... View Article
A Fraction of the Whole Steve Toltz Spiegel & Grau 2/12/2008 Hardcover/544 pages ISBN: 0-385-52172-3 Buy This Book www.amazon.com... View Article
Maxwell–Early Novels and Stories Edited by Christopher Carduff William Maxwell The Library of America 01/10/2008 Hardcover/997 pages ISBN: 159853016X Buy... View Article
The Sound of Language Amulya Malladi Ballantine 12/15/07 Hardcover/241 pages ISBN: 0-3454831-6-2 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ". .... View Article
Men Die H. L. Humes Random House 12-01-2007 Hardcover/184 pages ISBN: 978-0-8129-7847-6 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ... View Article