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Kristin Fields

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Kristin Fields grew up in Queens, which she likes to think of as a small town next to a big city. Fields studied writing at Hofstra University, where she received the Eugene Schneider Fiction Award.

After college, Fields found herself working on a historic farm, teaching high school English, and designing museum education programs. She is currently leading an initiative to bring gardens to New York City public schools. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.


Genres: Literary Fiction
Kristin Fields recommends
In an Instant (2020)
Suzanne Redfearn
"In the wake of a tragic car accident, the survivors are forced to make unimaginable choices in desperation to survive, spiraling into a heart-wrenching journey to live with those same choices afterward, forever haunting the ones they love and perceptions of self. Told through the perspective of a teenage girl whose life is cut short—her desperation to be alive and connected to her family is a reminder of how fragile the things we take for granted truly are. Suzanne Redfearn’s In an Instant will make you thankful for every breath you take."
The Other Family (2020)
Loretta Nyhan
"For Ally Anderson, life is uncertain. Her daughter’s constant illness from illusive allergies have Ally’s family constantly on edge, so much so, that a loving family drifts apart. The Other Family is a touching look into the dissolution of a marriage where there’s no love lost, just a gradual drift, and the search for answers at all costs, even if those answers involve another family and a past Ally has been content to avoid until her daughter’s health depends on it. The Other Family stabs at the insecurity an answerless life brings and the way we redefine ourselves to untangle the truth."
The Last of the Moon Girls (2020)
Barbara Davis
"The Last of the Moon Girls is reminiscent of two of my all-time favorites, Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic, because it's witchy, full of plant magic, and painfully human."
Memories in the Drift (2020)
Melissa Payne
"A stunning story of Claire’s attempt to unravel her sharpest, defining moments as her memory resets each day, erasing both new hurts and kindness. Set within a small, Alaskan town, as beautiful as it is unforgiving, Memories in the Drift is your next emotional must-read."
Take What You Can Carry (2021)
Gian Sardar
"Take What You Can Carry is a heart-wrenching journey of understanding between two worlds as foreign as they are familiar that will change everything you thought you knew about Iraq."

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