Katherine  Center-Things You Save in a Fire

Katherine Center


Katherine Center is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including How to Walk Away, Happiness for Beginners, and The Bright Side of Disaster. Her fourth novel, The Lost Husband, is soon to be a movie. Center’s work has appeared in USA Today, InStyle, Redbook, People, The Atlantic, Real Simple, and others. Katherine lives in Houston with her husband and two sweet kids.


Peeling Back the Layers

From, Katherine Center, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about family, hope, and learning to love against all odds. A provocative and powerful novel from Zoe Fishman, the bestselling author of Inheriting Edith, explores the meaning of family, the invisibility of addiction, and the unpredictability and all-encompassing nature of grief. New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry returns to the beloved Lowcountry setting of The Bookshop at Water’s End with a novel of one woman’s homecoming. Join these three authors as they discuss what happens when you peel back the layers and reveal characters' vulnerability.

Moderator: Kate Whitman

Kate Whitman is vice president of Author and Family Programs at the Atlanta History Center and curates the popular Author Program series, which welcomes 50-60 bestselling authors of fiction and nonfiction to Atlanta each year.

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Things You Save in a Fire

Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s a total pro at other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own. The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie’s old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, poor facilities, not to mention that the all-male crew aren’t exactly thrilled to share the firehouse with a woman—even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn’t seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can’t think about that because there is one cardinal rule: Never date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping…and it means risking it all—the only job she’s ever loved, and the hero she’s worked like hell to become. BUY THIS BOOK!

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