Amy Timberlake




Amy Timberlake's work has received a Newbery Honor, an Edgar, and a Golden Kite Award. One book was chosen to be a Book Sense Pick, another was reviewed in The New York Times Book Review. Her books have made several "best books of the year" lists, and she loves it whenever her books are chosen to be part of a state reading list. (Thank you!) Chicago's Lifeline Theatre has adapted both One Came Home and The Dirty Cowboy for the stage. She's received residency fellowships from Hedgebrook, and the Anderson Center.

Her most recent book, One Came Home, has been called "a True Grit for the middle school set" by Bookpage, "a valentine to sisterhood and a bird that no longer exists" by The Washington Post, and "a rare gem of a novel" by The Christi

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Average rating: 3.83 · 8,886 ratings · 1,382 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
One Came Home

3.82 avg rating — 8,362 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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The Dirty Cowboy

3.89 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 2003
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That Girl Lucy Moon

3.85 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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“I say let all the earth be alive and overwhelmingly so. Let the sky be pressed to bursting with wings, beaks, pumping hearts, and driving muscles. Let it be noisy. Let it make a mess. Then let me find my allotted space. Let me feel how I bump up against every other living thing on this earth. Let me learn to spin.”
Amy Timberlake, One Came Home

“Living with uncertainty is like having a rock in your shoe. If you can’t remove the rock, you have to figure out how to walk despite it. There is simply no other choice.”
Amy Timberlake, One Came Home

“friend, guide to life, and the eighth wonder of my world.”
Amy Timberlake, One Came Home


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