Books by Katharine Weber
NPR stories about Katharine Weber
Katherine Weber delivers the delightfully sardonic story of Alice Tatnall Ziplinsky — an ambitious candy aficionado and heiress (by marriage) to the 84-year-old Zip's candy company. Alice's narrative — plump with candy history, candy commentary and personal anecdotes — is one to be savored.
Maureen Corrigan runs down her list of the year's best fiction, including a series of books set in post-Sept. 11 New York City, Richard Ford's last installment in the Frank Bascombe trilogy and fiction by two Alices.
The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire provides the background for Katharine Weber's mystery. Weber uses her work of fiction to explore various paths to the truth. She talks with Sheilah Kast about the book.
In summer, lots of readers like to tackle complex works of non-fiction. Our book critic tells us why this summer, she turned to two ambitious works of historical fiction: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky and Triangle by Katharine Weber.