A.M. Homes

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A.M. Homes


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in Washington, D.C., The United States
December 18, 1961

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A.M. Homes (first name Amy) is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short-story collections, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, the travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and The Castle on the Hill, and the artist's book Appendix A: An Elaboration on the Novel the End of Alice.

In April of 2007 Viking published her long awaited memoir, The Mistress's Daughter, the story of the author being "found" by her biological family, and a literary exploration and investigation of identity, adoption and genealogical ties that bind.

Her work has been translated into eighteen languages and appears frequently in Art Forum, Harpers,
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Average rating: 3.64 · 40,158 ratings · 5,131 reviews · 43 distinct works · Similar authors
May We Be Forgiven

3.65 avg rating — 11,272 ratings — published 2012 — 29 editions
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This Book Will Save Your Life

3.63 avg rating — 7,612 ratings — published 2006 — 48 editions
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The End of Alice

3.62 avg rating — 5,304 ratings — published 1996 — 19 editions
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The Safety of Objects

3.81 avg rating — 3,132 ratings — published 1990 — 16 editions
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Music for Torching

3.68 avg rating — 3,049 ratings — published 1999 — 21 editions
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The Mistress's Daughter

3.25 avg rating — 3,146 ratings — published 2007 — 27 editions
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Things You Should Know: A C...

3.79 avg rating — 1,181 ratings — published 2002 — 17 editions
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Jack

3.61 avg rating — 1,160 ratings — published 1989 — 17 editions
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In a Country of Mothers

3.50 avg rating — 957 ratings — published 1993 — 12 editions
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Appendix A: An Elaboration ...

3.54 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1996
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“If you don’t write the book you have to write, everything breaks.”
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“Books tell you more about their owners than the owners do.”
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“I think about how truly interesting and odd it is that when a woman marries, traditionally she loses her name, becoming absorbed by the husband's family name - she is in effect lost, evaporated from all records under her maiden name. I finally understand the anger behind feminism - the idea that as a woman you are property to be conveyed between your father and your husband, but never an individual who exists independently. And on the flip side, it is also one of the few ways one can legitimately get lost - no one questions it.”
A.M. Homes, The Mistress's Daughter

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