Plain Kate

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Plain Kate

By Erin Bow; Cassandra Campbell (Read by)

Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781441821348

Publication Date: September 20, 2010

Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver's daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden charms are so fine that some even call her witch-blade a dangerous nickname in a town where witches are hunted and burned in the square. For Kate and her village have fallen on hard times. Kate's father has died, leaving her alone in the world. And a mysterious fog now covers the countryside, ruining crops and spreading fear of hunger and sickness. The townspeople are looking for someone to blame, and their eyes have fallen on Kate. Enter Linay, a stranger with a proposition: In exchange for her shadow, he ll give Kate the means to escape the town that seems set to burn her, and what's more, he ll grant her heart's wish. It's a chance for her to start over, to find a home, a family, a place to belong. But Kate soon realizes that she can t live shadowless forever and that Linay's designs are darker than she ever dreamed.

About the Author
Erin Bow is a physicist turned poet turned children's novelist--and she's won major awards in all three roles. She's the author of the acclaimed Russian-flavored fantasy "Plain Kate", which received two starred reviews and was a YALSA Best Book of the Year, and the terrifying YA ghost story "Sorrow's Knot", which received five starred reviews and was a "Kirkus Reviews" Best Book of the Year.

Original bio sent from Cassandra:

Cassandra Campbell began doing voice overs as the voice for Calvin Klein s Italian commercials. This was followed by commercial and documentary recording in both English and Italian. She has recorded many audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie(r) Award nomination. As an actress and director, she has worked at the Public, the Mint, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stagewest, Theatreworks, the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Millmountain Theatre, the National Shakespeare Company, and the New York Fringe Festival.