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Kira Jane Buxton

Author of Hollow Kingdom

2 Works 1,258 Members 71 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the names: Kira Jane Buxton, Buxton Jane, Kira

Series

Works by Kira Jane Buxton

Hollow Kingdom (2019) 1,034 copies
Feral Creatures (2021) 224 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
20th Century
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Seattle, Washington, USA
Awards and honors
Indie Next pick
finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor
finalist for Audie Awards
finalist for Washington State Book Awards
best book of 2019 by Good Housekeeping
best book of 2019 by NPR (show all 7)
best book of 2019 by Book Riot
Short biography
Kira Jane Buxton's writing has appeared in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, and more. Her debut novel Hollow Kingdom was an Indie Next pick, a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the Audie Awards, and the Washington State Book Awards, and was named a best book of 2019 by Good Housekeeping, NPR, and Book Riot. She calls the tropical utopia of Seattle home and spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds, five Steller's jays, two dark-eyed juncos, two squirrels, and a husband.

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Reviews

3.75/5

S.T. sure has a way with words. I could not have predicted that I would love the ending of the book as much as I did. A wonderful and funny story of hope and perseverance. The writing was an instant catch as soon as I started, was a bit slow in the middle, but wow that ending. The climactic battle, the mourning of loss, and the hope within the final chapter. A super fun read and I’d recommend it.
 
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fedjbomb | 62 other reviews | Feb 27, 2024 |
3.5 stars A very interesting perspective on a world ending pandemic! Kudos to the author’s creativity and tongue in cheek humor. I really enjoyed ST’s loyalty to both humans and his murder. I felt the disease itself was a like unrealistic but you get the author’s message loud and clear.
 
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slittleson | 62 other reviews | Feb 2, 2024 |
Loved little S.T. as well as the chapters told from the perspective of other animals, but why, oh, why did the author have to do Dennis like that? Just got the sequel book Feral Creatures because I was so charmed by this one. :)
 
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nessie_arduin | 62 other reviews | Feb 1, 2024 |
Look, it was okay. I absolutely loved the premise (I mean, who doesn't want to know what the animals get up to when people are wiped out in an apocalyptic scenario?) but the style really wasn't for me. I didn't enjoy the humour, and while I love birds I hated ST (yes, birds can be mean, snarky, etc and in entertaining ways, but I just didn't like him). I liked the octopus but unfortunately that was very limited...
½
 
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TheAceOfPages | 62 other reviews | Dec 2, 2023 |

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Statistics

Works
2
Members
1,258
Popularity
#20,397
Rating
3.9
Reviews
71
ISBNs
29
Languages
3
Favorited
1

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