This Book Will Save Your Life

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Penguin, Apr 3, 2007 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Since her debut in 1989, A. M. Homes has been among the boldest and most original voices of her generation, acclaimed for the psychological accuracy and unnerving emotional intensity of her storytelling. Her ability to explore how extraordinary the ordinary can be is at the heart of her touching and funny new novel, her first in six years. This Book Will Save Your Life is a vivid, uplifting, and revealing story about compassion, transformation, and what can happen if you are willing to lose yourself and open up to the world around you.

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User Review  - PeterNZ - LibraryThing

An odd book. And I got it in an odd way. I checked our local library for Tom Holt books I haven't read. I grabbed A.M. Holmes thinking it was Holt. It has bagels on the front so I didn't put it back ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing

Richard Novak is having a problem. He’s not entirely clear what that problem is. It may be the end of his life. Or at least the end of whatever was passing for his life. All he knows is that he is in ... Read full review

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A.M. Homes is the author of the novels "The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, " and "Jack, "as well as the short-story collection "The Safety of Objects" and the artist's book "Appendix A." Her fiction has been translated into eight languages, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in magazines such as "The New Yorker" and "Artforum, " among others, and she is a contributing editor at "Vanity Fair, Mirabella, Bomb, Blind Spot, "and "Story." She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and The New School and lives in New York City.

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