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Kathleen Karr

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Kathleen Karr was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and grew up on a chicken farm in Dorothy, New Jersey. After escaping to college, she worked in the film industry, and also taught in high school and college. She seriously began writing fiction on a dare from her husband. After honing her skills in womens fiction, her children asked her to write a book for them, (It Aint Always Easy, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990), and she discovered she loved writing for young readers.
Non fiction
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1986) : From This Day Forward
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2003) : The Seventh Knot