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  - lindaspangler - LibraryThing

really enjoyable read. Man's house falls into a sinkhole and completely changes his very comfortable life, opens his heart and makes him more compassionate. Fun read about redemption Read full review

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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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A.M. Homes was born in Washington D.C. graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Iowa, lives in New York City and teaches at Princeton University. Her work appears in ArtForum, Granta, The Guardian, McSweeney’s, Modern Painters, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Electric Literature, Playboy, and Zoetrope. She works in television, most recently as as Co-Executive Producer of Falling Water and Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes, and is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. She is the  recipient of awards including the Guggenheim, NEA, and NYFA fellowships. Her most recent novel, May We Be Forgiven, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, 2013, and has been optioned for film by Unanimous Entertainment.

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