Kate Russo’s engaging, tender, and compulsively readable debut novel, Super Host is a coming of middle-age story in which a quiet, lonely has-been artist seeks to move beyond his safe and predictable life and fully open himself to love.
Russo, herself an established painter, deftly captures the self-doubt and fear that accompanies the drive to make art, along with a thoughtful exploration of finding oneself at middle age and beginning life anew.
With a light wit and razor-sharp insight, Super Host is a lovingly crafted meditation on loneliness and connection that acknowledges the courage it takes to start over at middle age, to reclaim one’s self and one’s dreams, and to begin a new life with purpose.
About the Author
Kate Russo grew up in Maine, but now divides her time between Maine and the UK. She has an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, and while living in London, she worked with the theatre group, Love Bites, who presented two of her short plays (“The Blind” and “Bernie's Night Off”) at the Calder Bookshop Theatre. She exhibits widely in the United States and England. Learn more at KateRusso.com and connect on Instagram @RussoKate.
About the Moderator
Before becoming the Director of Darien Library in September 2020, Kiera Parrott was the Reviews and Production Director for Library Journal and School Library Journal, where she oversaw the publication of over 12,000 influential book and media reviews annually and launched and expanded numerous professional development events and training courses for library professionals nationwide. She previously worked at Darien Library from 2008–2013 as a children’s/collection development librarian and as Head of Children’s Services.
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