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Amber Smith

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Amber Smith grew up in Buffalo, New York and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her two dogs. Fueled by a lifelong passion for the arts, story, and creative expression, Amber graduated from art school with a BFA in Painting and went on to earn her master’s degree in Art History. Her debut novel, The Way I Used to Be was a New York Times bestseller. Look out for her next book, The Last to Let Go in February, 2018. Visit her online at AmberSmithAuthor.com

As we say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018, I have some exciting news to share! My new novel, The Last to Let Go will be released on February 6th!!! (I know, that's really soon).



The Last to Let Go is a story that I hold so very close to my heart. In some ways, it's similar to my first book, The Way I Used to Be, but in other ways it's very different. And that's why I'm super excited (and e... Read more of this blog post »
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"This book is such a careful and articulate unraveling, by the time you are fully entangled within the pages, you won't mind tugging at the next page like a loose thread until you reach the end, a kind of letting go. Beautifully written, painful, p..." Read more of this review »
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This book is incredibly hard to read.  It deals with the aftermath of abuse far more than it does with the abuse itself. It would be easy to think that now that the abuser is dead, things will mostly be fine---hard, of course, because their mom is..." Read more of this review »
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I'm NOT going to rate my own book, but...I do want to share some of the early reviews The Last to Let Go has been getting!

* “Smith’s deeply felt sophomore effort (following The Way I Used to Be, 2016) explores the rippling effects of domestic violenc
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“He's not the hero and he's not the enemy and he's not a god. He's just a boy. And I'm just a girl, a girl who needs to pick up her own pieces and put them back together herself.”
Amber Smith, The Way I Used to Be

“I hate that just because you happen to be good at something,people automatically think that's what makes you happy,but it's not really like that, you know? It's not that simple.”
Amber Smith, The Way I Used to Be

“Maybe He'll get what he deserves. Maybe Not. Maybe I'll never find it in my heart to forgive him. And maybe there's nothing wrong with that,either. All those maybes swimming around my head make me think that "maybe" could just be another word for hope.”
Amber Smith, The Way I Used to Be

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