Friday, February 19, 2021



Saturday, January 30, 2021

New book news


Paul Dry Books will publish JANE OF HEARTS,  a story collection and novella, in March 2022

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

First staircase thought about Still Life With Monkey

In today's news, one of the best/worst corrections ever, from the Associated Press.  In Still Life With Monkey, there is a moment when this mistake would have belonged perfectly in the thoughts of a child whose father has just died.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Still Life With Monkey with Monkey

Farah the helper monkey took her own red pencil to my manuscript pages. Who could possibly have more expertise?

In case you are wondering, Farah is a 35-year-old tufted capuchin monkey.  Why is she named Farah? Think about it. She has a beautiful tuft (if you like that sort of thing), and 35 years ago a certain actress famous for her flowing and voluminous hair was very popular....yes, that's right.


At long last!  Still Life With Monkey! This wonderful cover strikes all the notes.  Publication in early September, with books on store shelves in August. It's already available for pre-order on Amazon and the Paul Dry Books website:

“STILL LIFE WITH MONKEY is a brilliantly crafted novel, brimming with heart. Pairing poetry with wisdom, this is a story about what it means to live, love, and grow.” ―Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage

“Katharine Weber goes deep with the extraordinary STILL LIFE WITH MONKEY, a rich and compelling meditation on the question of what makes life worth living. Her characters are vividly, achingly real, including the tiny, furry one at the novel’s center. I kept thinking about all of them long after I’d read the final words of this beautiful book.” ―Ann Packer, author of The Dive From Clausen's Pier

“In Katharine Weber’s new novel she takes on one of the most challenging subjects we know―the question of how to face a life we never imagined. She does so with great subtlety, tenderness and intelligence, as well as the beautiful prose we expect from her.” ―Roxana Robinson, author of This Is My Daughter

"Among the many brilliances of Katharine Weber’s new novel, is the whole idea of a ‘still life.’ Painters saw unnatural stillness as a contradiction in terms, yet containing a mysterious truth. Here, too, mysterious truth - a car accident, a wheelchair (another contradiction), paralysis, and honest and beautifully-drawn people, stopped in midpassage. To this still life comes the capuchin monkey, the service animal who attends the disconnections of the spine, the spirit, and of the species. STILL LIFE is life still―the theme of this original, remarkable book.” ―Roger Rosenblatt, author of Kayak Morning

“STILL LIFE WITH MONKEY is radiantly tender and piercingly sad. Katharine Weber is a magician of a novelist, one who writes about loss and loneliness with such compassion and humor that we feel enchanted as we read.” ―Brian Morton, author of Starting Out in the Evening and Florence Gordon

Sunday, May 21, 2017


It's been a long while between postings
here, but I am thrilled to report that my novel, now titled (conclusively) STILL LIFE WITH MONKEY will be published in September, 2018 by Paul Dry Books.