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Karlyn Bond

Salt Lake native, concert pianist, and Professor Emeritus at Westminster College, Karlyn Bond is embarrassed to admit that she did not become a voracious reader until the summer after graduating from college. Instead of devouring books as a child, she practiced (though never to her teachers’ satisfaction) and daydreamed (to no useful purpose at all). For the last two decades, however, she has preferred reading to practicing. But several projects currently underway have led to more of the latter, and since 2019, virtually every session at the piano has been rewarded, within thirty seconds of its termination, by a fluffy black cat (Sooty) trotting into the living room from her place of refuge during the cacophony and jumping into Karlyn’s lap—a ritual hugely effective in encouraging future practice, and perhaps even suggestive of a benevolent deity. In addition to reading and playing the piano, Karlyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, birdwatching, taking long walks after sundown (an activity to which she tries to restrict her daydreaming), and watching baseball. She began working at TKE last April and is thrilled to be part of the team.

The Complete Novels: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Karen Joy Fowler (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

Middlemarch: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By George Eliot, Rebecca Mead (Foreword by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 17th, 2015

The Way We Live Now (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Anthony Trollope, David Brooks (Introduction by)
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Published: Modern Library - August 14th, 2001

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By Henry James, Philip Horne (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2011

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By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
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Published: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2001

The Nine Tailors Cover Image
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Wise Blood: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 6th, 2007

Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
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A Taste for Death Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - November 8th, 2005

The Whore's Child: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - July 8th, 2003

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - June 10th, 2008

Beautiful Ruins: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 2nd, 2013

One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder Cover Image
By Brian Doyle, David James Duncan (Introduction by)
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Published: Back Bay Books - December 8th, 2020