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Allison Amend was born in Chicago on a day when the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0. She attended Stanford University and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. Her work has received awards from and appeared in One Story, Black Warrior Review, StoryQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner and Other Voices, among other publications. Her debut short story collection, Things That Pass for Love, was published in October 2008 by OV Books. Visit her on the web at www.allisonamend.com." ...more

Average rating: 3.69 · 3,699 ratings · 577 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Enchanted Islands

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A Nearly Perfect Copy

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Things That Pass for Love

3.96 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Stations West

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Hispanic-American Writers

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