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A. M. Homes

Autor(a) de This Book Will Save Your Life

49+ Works 7,744 Membros 255 Críticas 36 Favorited

About the Author

A. M. Homes is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
Image credit: Credit: David Shankbone, Sept. 2007

Obras por A. M. Homes

This Book Will Save Your Life (2006) 1,664 exemplares
The End of Alice (1996) 1,199 exemplares
May We Be Forgiven (2012) 1,095 exemplares
Safety of Objects (1990) 770 exemplares
The Mistress's Daughter: A Memoir (2007) 741 exemplares
Music for Torching (1999) 669 exemplares
Jack (1989) 438 exemplares
In a Country of Mothers (1993) 329 exemplares
Days of Awe: Stories (2018) 116 exemplares
The Unfolding (2022) 98 exemplares
A.M. Homes: Appendix A (1996) 47 exemplares
Carroll Dunham (2002) 30 exemplares
Bill Owens (2008) 22 exemplares
Hello Everybody (2012) 4 exemplares
A Encomenda 2 exemplares
Do Not Disturb 2 exemplares
Jours redoutables (2020) 1 exemplar
Mauvaise mère (2018) 1 exemplar
Lost Weekend 1 exemplar
América Em Chamas (2000) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Lottery and Other Stories (1949) — Introdução, algumas edições3,655 exemplares
Falconer (1977) — Introdução, algumas edições1,409 exemplares
The Book of Other People (2008) — Contribuidor — 747 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 573 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 323 exemplares
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories (2004) — Contribuidor — 265 exemplares
Granta 84: Over There: How America Sees the World (2004) — Contribuidor — 229 exemplares
The Diary of a Rapist (1966) — Introdução, algumas edições193 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 7 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2001) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits (1605) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Granta 74: Confessions of a Middle-Aged Ecstasy Eater (2001) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
Burned Children of America (2001) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100 (2011) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Granta 137: Followers (2016) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Granta 143: After the Fact (2018) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Love Is Strange: Stories of Postmodern Romance (1993) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Safety of Objects [2001 film] (2001) — Original stories — 14 exemplares
Harde liefde de ruigste verhalen uit de wereldliteratuur (1994) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Amy M. Homes
Nome legal
Homes, Amy Michael
Outros nomes
Homes, Amy M.
Data de nascimento
1961-12-18
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Washington, D.C., USA
Locais de residência
Washington, D.C., USA
New York, New York, USA
Educação
American University
Sarah Lawrence College (BA | 1985)
University of Iowa (MFA | 1988)
Ocupações
fiction writer
memoirist
screenwriter
teacher
Prémios e menções honrosas
Benjamin Franklin Award
National Endowment for the Arts fellowship
New York Foundation for the Arts Artists fellowship
New York Public Library. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers fellowship
Guggenheim Foundation fellowship (1998)

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A.M. Homes is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has published fiction and essays in The New Yorker, Harpers, McSweeny's and the New York Times. She lives in New York City. [from The Mistress's Daughter (2007)

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A. N. Homes wrote one of the most disturbing novels, I think, of all time-- one that takes you into the mind of two pedophiles and shows you their world and strange, sick logic. It is not for the faint of heart, not for the weak of spirit, and not for those who want to see a pedophile condemned.

It isn't five stars sheerly for the subject matter, and that's the same reason I write this review -- to warn those who might read this, not knowing what they're going to get into. I don't really feel like glorifying a work wrapped around a pedophile's life or the empathy one can find with him. Still, the writing was sound, the book engrossing -- much like a trainwreck is.… (mais)
 
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crowsandprose | 31 outras críticas | May 15, 2024 |
Abandoned a third of the way through. It's not that it's not well written. But an account of a group of die-hard Republicans seeking to undo (this is set in 2008-9) the 'wrong' of a black man, a Democrat being President is just too depressing a read at the moment, with the current Republican party of 2023 apparently in thrall to Trump and at risk of his being re-elected. I've just looked again to see if I should try again. Nope. Can't do it.
 
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Margaret09 | 2 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Starts off strong but goes from one extreme of negativity to an overly sappy, heart-warming second half. I enjoyed how the author has fun with Jewish family craziness.
 
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monicaberger | 58 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Ojalá nos perdonen
A. M. Homes
Publicado: 2012 | 439 páginas
Novela Psicológico

Tolstói iniciaba «Anna Karenina» con aquella célebre sentencia que dice «todas las familias felices son iguales; las familias infelices lo son cada una a su manera». ¿Siguen siendo las familias de hoy como las de la época de Tolstói? A. M. Homes parece llevar tiempo buscando la respuesta a esta pregunta, porque la familia —sus desequilibrios, disfunciones y secretos inconfesables— es un tema recurrente en su obra siempre acompañado de una mirada ácida y sarcástica sobre las paradojas y perplejidades de la sociedad norteamericana contemporánea. En esta novela aparecen de nuevo la familia y la América suburbana a través de dos hermanos. Harry, el mayor, historiador que trabaja en una biografía de Nixon, siempre ha sentido cierta envidia del pequeño, George, más alto, más listo y más próspero con una prometedora carrera como ejecutivo televisivo. Pero Harry también sabe que George tiene un temperamento explosivo y es imprevisible cuando pierde el control. Una de estas pérdidas de control de George acaba en tragedia: atropella a una pareja, deja un niño huérfano y, atormentado por la culpa, acaba ingresado en un psiquiátrico. Harry pasa entonces por un periodo complicado, que incluirá un revolcón con su cuñada con un final truculento, la búsqueda de sexo por internet, la preocupación por sus ancianos padres y la cólera de su mujer cuando descubre el revolcón. Pero sobre todo Harry debe hacerse cargo de los dos hijos de su hermano, a los que se sumará el huérfano del accidente, y con ellos formará una nueva familia, sin duda peculiar, pero que permitirá restañar heridas y pensar en el futuro.… (mais)
 
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libreriarofer | 58 outras críticas | Dec 13, 2023 |

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Obras
49
Also by
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Membros
7,744
Popularidade
#3,148
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
255
ISBN
256
Línguas
13
Marcado como favorito
36

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