Laura Rae Amos

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Laura Rae Amos is a Michigan native now living near Washington DC with her charming husband and tornado of a little boy. After studying creative writing at the University of Toledo, she moved to the suburbs of Detroit to have a baby instead of an MFA. She is a blogger, web-fiction writer, poet, occasional musician, photographer, dabbling artisan, and all around creative distraction. When not writing, she loves to read, take photos, climb mountains (okay, little ones!), go on road trips, play guitar, draw, and build elaborate neighborhoods for her Sims.

Laura writes kooky and emotional relationship dramas, character-rich stories that are sweet, sassy, sometimes sad, and a little bit crass. She has nineteen books in her head and needs to lear

Average rating: 3.72 · 96 ratings · 29 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Exactly Where They'd Fall

3.64 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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All The Other Boys, A Short...

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The Fish and the Bird

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the best books of 2012 that I didn't get to read yet

*** cross-posted from my blog... where I have the pictures working, lol! ***

Everybody else makes their "best of year" books list, but because my backlog of books to be read is always so long, I never get to make one of those. I'm envious of those of you who read books as soon as they come out... or even in the same year! But I'm usually reading for novel research or book clubs or w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 26, 2012 12:17 Tags: bestof2012, literary, women-s-fiction

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
" Ooh, I'd love to chat about this one when you're done! I had very mixed feelings about it. "
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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
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Laura and 37 other people liked Warda's review of Blankets:
Blankets by Craig Thompson
"Blankets: constant clean slates. A renewal of life. Feeling renewed. Starting over.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this graphic novel. I knew that it was loved by many and that was as far as my knowledge went.

Once I crac..." Read more of this review »
Laura and 38 other people liked Carmen's review of Blankets:
Blankets by Craig Thompson
"This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality.

Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've..." Read more of this review »
Laura and 38 other people liked Jo's review of Blankets:
Blankets by Craig Thompson
" “How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement…no matter how temporary.”

and because I couldn’t decide between the two….

“At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it’s easy to imag.../>" Read more of this review »
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“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
Kurt Vonnegut
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One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker
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“There were probably all sorts of things you never thought you'd want to do until you learned they were an option. I think you might surprise yourself.”
Laura Rae Amos, The Fish and the Bird

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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
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“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
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“Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.”
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“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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