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Amy Bloom

Biography

Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom is the author of COME TO ME, a National Book Award finalist; A BLIND MAN CAN SEE HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; LOVE INVENTS US; NORMAL; AWAY, a New York Times bestseller; WHERE THE GOD OF LOVE HANGS OUT; and LUCKY US, a New York Times bestseller. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, O. HENRY PRIZE SHORT STORIES, THE SCRIBNER ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY SHORT FICTION, and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, O: The Oprah Magazine, Slate, Tin House and Salon, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University.

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Books by Amy Bloom

by Amy Bloom - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future First Lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.

by Amy Bloom - Fiction

When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York’s Lower East Side, to Seattle’s Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia.