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Amy Greene

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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.

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Amy Greene Hi, John! Thanks so much for your questions, and so sorry for such a long-delayed response. I was born and still live in the mountains of East…moreHi, John! Thanks so much for your questions, and so sorry for such a long-delayed response. I was born and still live in the mountains of East Tennessee. The regional dialect of BLOODROOT's characters was very much inspired by the voices I grew up hearing, of families and friends and neighbors. I'm currently working on a third novel, THE NATURE OF FIRE, also set in Appalachia. There's no official release date yet, but hopefully it will be published soon!(less)
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Bloodroot

3.75 avg rating — 6,672 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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January 2010, Amy Greene
"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 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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“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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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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