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Amy Bloom

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New York Times bestselling author AMY BLOOM is hail National Treasure by Michael Cunningham and one OF Americas unique and most gifted Literary voices by Colum McCann. She is the author of four novels, three story collections, nonfiction book and a children book. White Houses is a triumphant historical novel that tells OF unexpected and forbidden affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok in the White House, WHERE Hicks ' status as first friend is an open secret. About White Houses, Financial Times reflect: Breathtakingly intimate and with the grandest OF historical sweeps. If White Houses isnt example of a great American novel, then frankly, I dont know what it is. Lucky Us, deeply moving, fantastically funny novel OF LOVE, heartbreak, and luck, was named One OF Best Books OF Year by Washington Post and was chosen by Oprah as one OF her top 10 Books OF 2014. New York Times bestseller AWAY was praised by Entertainment Weekly for the way it encapsulate all the cultural richness that newcomers contributed to this nation OF immigrants in the early part OF 20 Century. LOVE Invents Us, Blooms ' first novel, is an unsettling tale of desire in which she shows us how profoundly forces OF LOVE shape our lives. Blooms Short Fiction include WHERE GOD OF LOVE HANGS OUT, New York Times bestseller; Come to Me, National Book Award finalist; and Blind Man Can See How Much I LOVE You, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Her first nonfiction book, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitudes, is a staple of university sociology and biology courses. BLOOM is the author of the children's book, LITTLE SWEET POTATO, about appreciating one self and finding community that takes all kinds. National Magazine Award winner, BLOOM has demonstrated her versatility and wit in essays she has written for magazines such as New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and Salon, on subjects as diverse as cooking lasagna, marrying at 50, and the history of portrait-painting. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages. A lively, funny, provocative speaker who engages young and old, both sides of the aisle and both sexes, Amy talks about Ethical Life, Good People and Bad Behavior, Good and Happy Life and Why Its Hard to Live One Are favorites. During the all-too-brief popular Weekly podcast OF Ethicists at New York Times, AMY Blooms common sense, understanding, and humor was listened to and enjoyed by thousands. Practicing as a psychotherapist for twenty years, BLOOM has an acute understanding of human nature and ear especially attune to the inner and outer voices of her characters. I spend my professional life exploring the gap between what people say and how they say it, chasm between what they feel and what they say they felt, she has say.

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Author of two New York Times Best-sellers and three collections of Short Stories, Children's Book and a ground-breaking collection of essays. She's been nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, O Magazine and Vogue, among many other publications, and has won National Magazine Award for Fiction. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages. She has written many pilot scripts, for cable and network, and she create, write and run excellent, short-lived series State of Mind, starring Lili Taylor. She lives in Connecticut and is now Wesleyan University's Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing. Bibliography Come to Me Love Invents Us Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You Normal: Transsexual CEOS, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites With Attitude Away where God of Love Hangs Out lucky Us White Houses Amy Bloom's website This bio was last updated on 02 / 05 / 2018. We try to keep BookBrowse's biographies both up to date and accurate, but with many thousands of lives to keep track of, it's tough task. So, please help us-if information about this author is out of date or inaccurate, and you know of a more complete source, please let us know. Authors and publishers: If you wish to make changes to bio, send complete biography as you would like it displayed so that we can replace old with new.

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It is 1924, and Lillian Leyb, from Turov, Russia, had just made her way through Ellis Island to Manhattan. Life on the Lower East Side may be tough, but wily Lillian is prepared for it. When hungry, she steals what she thinks wo be notice. When she detects the faint Yiddish accent of a man hiring seamstresses for Goldfadn Theater, she make move for job. Never mind that she ca really sew, knows hardly any English and is elbowing aside more-qualified friend. And when, later on, man makes a move on her, she acquiesce even though she has already become his son's mistress. Lillian will endure almost anything because nothing can be worse than what She has already survived pogrom in which her family was butcher: She was an orphan, widow and mother of a dead child, for which theres not even a special word, it such a terrible thing. Lillians ' grim plight and past are never far from the narrative of Amy Blooms ' new novel. Every night, Lillian dreams of the bloody bodies of her parents and husband, and of a chicken coop where shed orders her daughter, Sophie, to hide. But Lillian persists. Az Me muz, ken men. When one must, one can. The first half of Away is a vivid immigrant tale, and Bloom nicely captures the Lillians ' everyday struggles, from battling that stubborn v in her English to being mistress twice over, scratching and clawing for living shes not sure is worth it. Other moments are funny and surprisingly sweet: almost erotic pleasure of Lillians first taste of ice cream; giddiness of whirling in waltz with wickedly funny, generous Yaakov Shimmelman. But such small delights seem hollow to a heroine who can come across as hollow herself. Considering her horrific past, this is perhaps understandable. I am a waltzing cadaver, declare Yaakov, who has See his own unendurable tragedies. You know. And she does In its second half, however, novel takes off when Lillian's cousin, Raisele, newly arrived from Russia, announces that Lillian's daughter is still alive. Unsure whether to believe her conniving cousin, Lillian must take a chance on the possibility that she is telling the truth. Too poor to buy a ticket for voyage back across the Atlantic, she appealed to Yaakov, who charted her course across the United States to Siberia by way of Alaska. With every passing mile, Away gains traction and steam. Lillian travels from New York to Chicago to Seattle, smuggled along in locked closets by not-always-kindly train porters, then takes the cheapest passage on ship to Alaska and finally set out on foot. As Lillian continues her journey, Bloom fills vast canvas with brilliantly sketched characters. In Seattle, Lillian is rescued by a black prostitute with a trousseau of little girls clothes and a keen mind for business. In Canada, she lands in a correctional institute and meets, among a crowd of misfits and miscreants, marvelously rendered Chinese con woman.

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