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Amy Greene's debut novel, BLOODROOT, was a national bestseller. Her second novel, LONG MAN, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf on February 25, 2014.

Average rating: 3.75 · 5,371 ratings · 1,248 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 5,144 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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"There are those in my own family who were rumored to have the touch, like my great-aunt who removed warts by rubbing stones in a circle around each one and then throwing the stones away." ...More

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Long Man by Amy Greene
" Incredibly beautiful and moving novel. Gorgeous setting and use of language. "
Long Man by Amy Greene
" Long Man is the story of the death of a small town for the sake of progress and the search to save the life of a girl in a place where all hope has been washed away. Author Amy Greene's lyrically beautiful prose belie the harrowing urgency felt by... " Read more of this review »
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" The story of a town destined to be flooded by a TVA dam project. The evocation of place is remarkable; I could see and smell and feel it all. Greene's command of the history appears unassailable (I only say 'appears' because I know nothing of it)... " Read more of this review »
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Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks
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The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye
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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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“It's not forgetting that heals. It's remembering.”
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“Some creatures are just meant to be left alone. They can’t be held on to, even if we love them more than anything.”
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“I'd done cleaved myself to him right yonder under the trees, kneeling over that bloodroot flower. Looking at its red root sap, I was overcome with something that felt like the Holy Ghost. I seen all the generations that would come out of me and Macon. I seen our blood mixed up together, shining there in the gloomy light.”
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41551 Q&A with Amy Greene — 57 members — last activity Mar 28, 2011 04:49PM
Join the acclaimed author of Bloodroot for a lively discussion in celebration of the paperback release of her debut novel. Amy will be available Janua...more

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