Debut novel, Super Host, out now with Putnam

Agent: Nicole Aragi

Praise for Super Host:

One of:
The New York Times Book Review‘s 13 New Books to Watch For in February
Entertainment Weekly‘s Best New Books to Read in February
Boston Magazine‘s 42 Books to Help You Get Through the Rest of Quarantine
Lit Hub‘s Most Anticipated Books of 2021
PureWow‘s 9 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in February 

“Get ready to smile….[A] sweet story and the perfect antidote to the chaos that’s been 2021.” –the Skimm

“Russo’s clever debut evokes a time when travel wasn’t so fraught and strangers could get close enough to learn something about themselves.” The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

“Brimming with…pure affection.” The New York Times Book Review

“Here’s that rare thing: a wise, literary novel that is also funny as hell…the perfect antidote to this time of being shut in at home. Super Host gives me hope for the future, when we can all open our doors, and our hearts, once more.” —Jennifer Finney Boylan, Buzzfeed

“The Airbnb-novel genre grows with this highly-readable story.” Entertainment Weekly

“[A] candid and captivating portrait of middle age…[and] what it truly means to take a new chance at life.” PureWow

“Funny, sharp, and artistic…A wonderful book flanked with irony, perversity, Rear Window voyeurism, and women who understand the task of reinvention, Super Host is a case study of what we talk about when we talk about success.” – Kerri Arsenault, Lit Hub

“[A] witty, enjoyable debut…Russo is a formidable talent, and readers will be eager to see what she does next.” Publishers Weekly

“Kate Russo’s novel hasn’t yet been compared to Eleanor [Oliphant Is Completely Fine], but it should be. The character at its heart…is the perfect blend of impossible and beloved, and the story is handled with a mix of wise humor and compassion.” BookPage

“A painter herself, Russo makes the act of creating art come alive, while effectively limning her characters in this incisive study of contemporary life.” –Library Journal

“In Russo’s charming and poignant debut…the author writes with warm sympathy and humor. A treat for fans of Nick Hornby and Tom Perrotta.” Kirkus Reviews 

"A charming, compulsively readable, romantically suspenseful novel about...the courage it takes to start over." - Tom Perrotta, author of Mrs. Fletcher

"I gobbled up Super Host, Kate Russo's smart, funny, and surprising first novel. She writes with such a generous and insightful eye about love, loneliness, and artistic ambition, and he redrawn the lines that connect people in fiction through the most modern and unlikely of settings: the home share." - Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins

"Super Host is hilarious, and touching too; Kate Russo is a terrific storyteller." - Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs

"Super Host is a pure delight -- smart, fun, poignant and deeply satisfying. I loved it." - Lily King, author of Euphoria

"Kate Russo's delightful novel is deft, fast and startling...I never wanted to leave." - Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels