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Amy Bloom

Author of two novels, two collections of short stories, and a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Slate, and Salon, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award.

Genres: Historical, Mystery, Literary Fiction
Series contributed to
Elsewhere (with Don Paterson and David Vann)
   2. There (2012)
Non fiction
   Normal (2002)
   In Love (2022)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1993) : Come to Me

Amy Bloom recommends
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This (2010)
Robin Black
"Her people are alive on these pages in all their glory - heartache and joy, infidelity and loyalty - and stay with us."
Paradise and Elsewhere (2014)
Kathy Page
"Moody, shape-shifting, provocative..."
Painted Horses (2014)
Malcolm Brooks
"This novel has the hard thrill of the West, when it was still a new world, the tenderness of first love and the pain of knowledge. A gripping, compulsively readable page-turner."
Gypsy Moth Summer (2017)
Julia Fierro
"This novel shakes and stirs family saga and summer romance upside down. The irresistible story-telling brings to life each character and Fierro doesn't just observe, she knows...Like all great novelists, she gives us the world."
We Were Strangers Once (2017)
Betsy Carter
"Betsy Carter's warm and beautiful prose brings us love, tragedy, mystery and hope in a moving celebration of America and the people who have come to it."
An American Marriage (2018)
Tayari Jones
"Tayari Jones is a great storyteller. An American Marriage holds the reader from first page to last, with her compassionate observation, her clear-eyed insight and her beautifully written and complex characters. Jones understands love and loss and writes with passion and precision about the forces that move us all from one to another."
Hannah's War (2020)
Jan Eliasberg
"Jan Eliasberg knows how to open big with strong suspense and wry humor and take us for a hurtling ride through one of America's most complex moments. The wonderful characters of Hannah's War bring together a moving love story, a high-stakes mystery and a fascinating look into the moral compass of an exceptional woman."
Sea Wife (2020)
Amity Gaige
"Sea Wife is an immersive pleasure. Amity Gaige captivates us, tricks us, and transports us. She understands the inner and the outer world - from quiet misery to murderous seas - and there is no world she cannot explore and illuminate."
The Daughters of Erietown (2020)
Connie Schultz
"This is a big, deep, warm, and moving story of unforgettable women who make and shape their families. With the eye and ear of a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the insight and language of a born storyteller, Schultz immerses us in The Daughters of Erietown, from love to loss and back."
The Smash-Up (2021)
Ali Benjamin
"Sharply funny, perceptive, and surprising at every turn, The Smash-Up is a story that’s acid-etched and full of heart. Ali Benjamin is Edith Wharton with fresh eyes."
Vera (2021)
Carol Edgarian
"In Vera, the past is as alive as you are, the brilliantly illuminated characters loving and surviving, breaking and building, destroying and redeeming, in rich detail and true color. Vera’s 1906 is a world we see and live in."
Our American Friend (2022)
Anna Pitoniak
"An irresistible political thriller with wit and heart, Our American friend is a fascinating take on a mysterious fictional First Lady and a moving, rueful exploration of love, loyalty and the presence of the past."
Sam (2023)
Allegra Goodman
"Sam is a deeply wise and empathetic portrait of this unforgettable girl, making her way into this tricky world and into the reader's life."

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