Kate Christensen likes to write about what she knows. Her seventh novel, The Last Cruise, is told from three perspectives: a farmer in Maine, a violinist, and a chef. All three areas in which Christensen is knowledgeable. And that’s where the first-hand experience ends. Because in researching this book, Christensen is quick to admit, she’s never actually taken a cruise.
I spoke with Kate Christensen recently about the book and her unorthodox research methods.
Here's our conversation:
And if you listened to the commentary on air, this is what you heard: