Waking Kate

Waking Kate

Sarah Addison Allen / Feb 16, 2020

Waking Kate From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen comes Waking Kate a haunting and luminous short story about a young woman who soon will face an unforeseen change in her life One sticky sum

  • Title: Waking Kate
  • Author: Sarah Addison Allen
  • ISBN: 9781466850491
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Nook
  • From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen comes Waking Kate, a haunting and luminous short story about a young woman who soon will face an unforeseen change in her life One sticky summer day as Kate is waiting for her husband to come home from his bicycle shop, she spots her distinguished neighbor returning from his last day of work after six decades at AFrom New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen comes Waking Kate, a haunting and luminous short story about a young woman who soon will face an unforeseen change in her life One sticky summer day as Kate is waiting for her husband to come home from his bicycle shop, she spots her distinguished neighbor returning from his last day of work after six decades at Atlanta s oldest men s clothing store Over a cup of butter coffee, he tells Kate a story of love and heartbreak that makes her remember her past, question her present, and wonder what the future will bring A magical story on its own, Waking Kate is also a short fiction tie in to Allen s 2014 bestseller Lost Lake.

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      • Sarah Addison Allen

        New York Times Bestselling novelist Sarah Addison Allen brings the full flavor of her southern upbringing to bear on her fiction a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small town sensibility.Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Allen grew up with a love of books and an appreciation of good food she credits her journalist father for the former and her mother, a fabulous cook, for the latter In college, she majored in literature because, as she puts it, I thought it was amazing that I could get a diploma just for reading fiction It was like being able to major in eating chocolate After graduation, Allen began writing seriously Her big break occurred in 2007 with the publication of her first mainstream novel, Garden Spells, a modern day fairy tale about an enchanted apple tree and the family of North Carolina women who tend it Booklist called Allen s accomplished debut spellbindingly charming The novel became a Barnes Noble Recommends selection, and then a New York Times Bestseller.Allen continues to serve heaping helpings of the fantastic and the familiar in fiction she describes as Southern fried magic realism Clearly, it s a recipe readers are happy to eat up as fast as she can dish it out.Her published books to date are Garden Spells 2007 , The Sugar Queen 2008 , The Girl Who Chased the Moon 2010 , The Peach Keeper 2011 and Lost Lake 2014 and First Frost 2015 From BN


    1. My rating: 4 of 5 starsSource: Free Kindle book!amazon/gp/product/B00FKate sits in wait for her husband to come home from work and ends up having a conversation with a neighbor. His tale is of heartbreak and loss but of hope as well. Waking Kate was a fabulous albeit quick introduction to Kate and sets the scene fantastically. It left me highly anticipating the upcoming release of Lost Lake (and also made me extremely curious about Butter Coffee!)foodwoolf/2013/06/butt

    2. A short little e-book as a lead in to her upcoming "Loon Lake" release." And yes, I have now googled "Butter coffee", it is real and I now have to try it. Good little pre story, hope to read more about Kate. Also included a short preview as well.

    3. “Lost Lake?” Kate repeated. “I know that place! My great-aunt Eby owned that place. I went there, years ago.” She stared at the photo thoughtfully, trying to remember. So much time had passed. “I almost kissed someone there.” “I did kiss someone there.” That made Kate smile as she handed the photo back to him.A lovely little short story:) It had a dreamlike quality to it and was very sweet in parts :). I liked Kate and Mr. Donbeet in the short time we get to spend with them altho [...]

    4. ARRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is SO unfair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to wait until February?!?!?!Ok, the story Waking Kate is a perfect little microcosm of everything good about Ms. Allen's work. I got it for free, but if I'd known how good it was I'd have been happy to pay for it (and I almost never pay for e-shorts by anyone). I'm quite sure Lost Lake will stand alone just fine for those who never read Waking Kate, but I think it probably adds some depth more quickly. And it wa [...]

    5. A great beginning - I liked the glimpse into the past. I think it should be included in the book. I hope there is another book soon! Maybe something from the SUGAR QUEEN? :D

    6. I just wish this prequel to "Lost Lake", had been longer!Reading a Sarah Addison romance, or a short story, is like meeting a dear old friend.Someone you may think of occasionally, but it's only when you come face to face with that person, that you realize how much you've missed her or him!I just love the way the author interwovens those small magical details in the everyday life.I know this has been said ad infinitum, but it continues to be so, so i just have to say it.Once again!!Thank you for [...]

    7. A very short story. The story which showed perfectly why I must try a full novel by Sarah Addison Allen.I have glanced here at Allen's moving storytelling, charming characters, whispers of wisdom.She wasn’t sure exactly when it happened, when she had realized that she could only make one of them happy. She only knew that she had chosen him.So, I am definitely going to read Lost Lake in the future.[It is still free on .]

    8. I thoroughly enjoyed this very short prequel to Lost Lake. I liked meeting Kate and learning a bit about her, and loved her conversation with elderly Mr. Donbeet. I thought the way the author described Kate as viewing the world as a child was charming mad magical. I am highly anticipating reading Lost Lake.

    9. As usual, Kate is waiting for her husband to come home from work when she spots her neighbor walking home. His home is on the market since he is losing his job after sixty years. She decides to check on him. Over a cup of copy Kate hears a story that makes her question everything she thought about her life.This is a charming tease to Allen's follow up book Lost Lake. This is a brilliant marketing move, as Waking Kate is offered on Kindle and Nook at no charge. Waking Kate leaves you begging for [...]


    11. I was half-way through Lost Lake when I noted on GoodReads that there was a little prequel story. I trotted over to to download this freebie and plunged right in thinking I'd missed something I should have gotten before starting Lost Lake.Much to my relief, Waking Kate actually worked better, I think, reading it after I started Lost Lake, because I think it made better sense to me that way. I knew who the characters were and their significance to the story coming right after it. I enjoyed it as [...]

    12. This is a small story with a HUGE punch. Note: the story is short but KEEP READING beyond it please.Kate and Matt, and their daughter Devin live in Kate's mother's house. Matt has chosen to distance himself from his family because of what they represent, and runs a small bike shop. They are very happy. Then Kate meets an elderly gentleman who has just clised his store. His stiry changes Kate in ways she has yet to comprehendDownload this story! I will be searching out everything this author has [...]

    13. This was a nice little story, but kind of sad to me. I know it was meant to just be a little teaser. Definitely makes me eager to finally get to Lost Lake!

    14. It's astonishing that only in just a few pages, Sarah Addison Allen is able to create so much atmosphere. Yes indeed, this is only a short story, a teaser really, however it does have impact in delivering wonderful characters and genuine emotions. I can't wait for the next book!Actually, I want to re-read every of Addison's books.

    15. For starters, I had just finished Allen's lovely book, Garden Spells, when I ran across a free digital download of this very short story. Garden Spells was the first book I'd read by Sarah Addison Allen and I fell instantly in love with her writing. I wanted more, more, more!! Unfortunately, thirty-four pages of Waking Kate will only wet one's whistle. If you've never read an Allen book and you're looking for an introduction, please do not start here because you will not experience the author's [...]

    16. 4 StarsI found this free short story on and decided to read it prior to reading Lost Lake. The story is very short, 38 pages according to . The majority of the kindle book is a excerpt from Lost Lake.In this short story we meet Kate and learn a bit about her marriage. She is intrigued by a TV news report she sees and believes that the elderly man looks familiar. She is surprised to find that man walking down her street and introduces herself to Mr. Donbeet. They have a conversation over a cup o [...]

    17. I thought this was going to be a bit longer, but what it ended up being was a very short story and then a preview of her upcoming book Lost Lake. The story was okay, but nothing spectacular. At least it was free.

    18. Doesn't seem enough to rate. But this intro to Kate and the excerpt from Lost Lake make me look forward to reading Lost Lake.

    19. This little book is a prequel to Sarah Addison Allen's bestseller, Lost Lake. It's a sweet, short read, introducing two main characters: Kate and her sweet, elderly neighbor, who is losing his long-time job as a sales associate in a local men's store.Hearing the news of the store's closing, Kate notices that they have interviewed her neighbor for the story. She walks over to tell him how sorry she is that he is losing his job.Her timing is perfect. He sits her down and proceeds to tell her the t [...]

    20. A good introduction to Lost Lake. It definitely intrigued me and made me want to continue reading more. Can't wait to start Lost Lake.

    21. A VERY short story that acts as a prequel to Lost Lake. I love everything this author writes, but I wish this would have been longer. It was a free kindle book, though, so it was a worthwhile read to go hand in hand with Lost Lake.

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