Mary Amato

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I write fiction for young adults and children and enjoy connecting with my readers through Skype and school visits. I also write for adults--songs, plays, poems, and essays. I teach privately via Skype and in person.

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Guitar Notes

4.05 avg rating — 5,114 ratings — published 2012 — 17 editions
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The Naked Mole-Rat Letters

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The Word Eater

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Get Happy

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Please Write in This Book

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Invisible Lines

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The Chicken of the Family

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I loved everything about this book EXCEPT the last page. The end bothered me greatly--I'm so curious now to hear more about the writing process from O'Neill's POV. Here are a few of my favorite images:

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The story about a nurse who is hired to investigate a "fasting girl" was interesting. According to the author notes, "fasting girls" appeared from time to time between the 16th and 20th centuries in Ireland and Great Britain-- girls and women who wen ...more
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“Maybe it explains the reason why one person likes another. It's because their souls both thrum at the same frequency.”
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“You do realize that you are a termite. You are eating through my soul.”
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“When she talks to Tripp, something nice happens inside of her: a vibration, a thrum. It's as if a tiny wind chime is suspended inside her soul, she thinks, and his words are the wind that makes it ring.”
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“Put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it."

(Casual Chance, 1964)”
Colette




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