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Katie Hafner


Katie Hafner

Katie Hafner was on staff at The New York Times for 10 years, where she remains a frequent contributor, writing on health care and technology. She has also worked at Newsweek and BusinessWeek, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Wired, The New Republic, The Washington Post and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Her first novel is THE BOYS. She is the author of five previous works of nonfiction covering a range of topics, including the origins of the Internet, computer hackers, German reunification and the pianist Glenn Gould. She is currently working on a book of essays about taking up the game of golf.

On top of the "Our Mothers Ourselves" podcast, Katie is the creator and host of "Lost Women of Science," a new narrative podcast that illuminates the lives of remarkable female scientists whose stories have been lost to history.

Katie Hafner

Books by Katie Hafner

by Katie Hafner - Fiction

When introverted Ethan Fawcett marries fun-loving Barb, he has every reason to believe he will be delivered from a lifetime of solitude. She fills his world with a sense of adventure, expanding his horizons beyond his comfortable routine. To ease Ethan’s fears of becoming a father, Barb suggests they foster two young brothers, Tommy and Sam, and Ethan immediately falls in love with the boys. When the pandemic hits, he becomes obsessed with providing a perfect life for them. But instead of bringing Barb and Ethan closer together, the boys become a wedge in their relationship, as Ethan is unable to share with Barb a secret that has been haunting him since childhood. Then Ethan takes Tommy and Sam on a biking trip in Italy, and it becomes clear just how unusual Ethan and his boys are.