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A. M. Homes

Autor(a) de This Book Will Save Your Life

51+ Works 7,703 Membros 254 Reviews 35 Favorited

About the Author

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

Obras de A. M. Homes

This Book Will Save Your Life (2006) 1,658 cópias
The End of Alice (1996) 1,190 cópias
May We Be Forgiven (2012) 1,089 cópias
Safety of Objects (1990) 766 cópias
Music for Torching (1999) 667 cópias
Jack (1989) 436 cópias
In a Country of Mothers (1993) 326 cópias
Days of Awe: Stories (2018) 114 cópias
The Unfolding (2022) 88 cópias
A.M. Homes: Appendix A (1996) 46 cópias
Carroll Dunham (2002) 30 cópias
Bill Owens (2008) 22 cópias
The Unfolding (2022) 7 cópias
Hello Everybody (2012) 4 cópias
Do Not Disturb 3 cópias
Jours redoutables (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Mauvaise mère (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
A Encomenda 1 exemplar(es)
Lost Weekend 1 exemplar(es)
América Em Chamas 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Lottery and Other Stories (1949) — Introdução, algumas edições3,624 cópias
Falconer (1977) — Introdução, algumas edições1,401 cópias
The Book of Other People (2008) — Contribuinte — 741 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 572 cópias
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 318 cópias
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 262 cópias
Granta 84: Over There: How America Sees the World (2004) — Contribuinte — 229 cópias
The Diary of a Rapist (1966) — Introdução, algumas edições191 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 7 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2001) — Contribuinte — 178 cópias
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits (1605) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
Granta 74: Confessions of a Middle-Aged Ecstasy Eater (2001) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
Burned Children of America (2001) — Contribuinte — 123 cópias
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Granta 137: Followers (2016) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Granta 143: After the Fact (2018) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Love Is Strange: Stories of Postmodern Romance (1993) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
The Safety of Objects [2001 film] (2001) — Original stories — 14 cópias
Harde liefde de ruigste verhalen uit de wereldliteratuur (1994) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Amy M. Homes
Nome de batismo
Homes, Amy Michael
Outros nomes
Homes, Amy M.
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Washington, D.C., USA
Locais de residência
Washington, D.C., USA
New York, New York, USA
American University
Sarah Lawrence College (BA | 1985)
University of Iowa (MFA | 1988)
fiction writer
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)
Pequena biografia
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)



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.
Margaret09 | outras 2 resenhas | 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.
monicaberger | outras 58 resenhas | 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)
libreriarofer | outras 58 resenhas | Dec 13, 2023 |
I'm really surprised by how much I related to this memoir---like scarily so. I received this in a BookCrossing bookbox and dismissed it several times before deciding to give it a try. Weirdly, it was almost calling out to me to read it. I'm so glad I did---I devoured it in one afternoon. It didn't really solve or fix anything for me...just got me thinking and contemplating about my past and family stuff that I don't process through as much as I should.

Homes's memoir brings to mind so many thoughts on identity and the gut-born desire to be truly known. This passage resonated with me:

"I grew up convinced that every family was better than mine...I would hover on the edge, knowing that however much they include you--invite you to dinner, take you on family trips--you are never official, you are always the 'friend', the first one left behind."

That's exactly how I felt after my parents' divorce---the unwanted stepkid on both sides. Both parents tried to make me a part of their twisted new "family units" but I was already a part of only one family unit---the one they'd divided.

I was not adopted but I relate to so much of this story. We have in common the messed up desire to please lousy parents---to perform and hope they'll find us good enough to let into the selfish world they shut us out of. (My mom is a much different person now than she was in the years just after her divorce and she's an important part of my life now.) I don't often think back on the hard years but this story reminded me of that vulnerable girl who was looking to be loved and cared for by those who couldn't get past themselves to do it properly.

I thought of my dad when the author said after hearing her mother was sick, "I was so busy protecting myself from her that I didn't...(recognize) the trouble she was in." It's a messed up world when this is the relationship one has with her parent(s).

Cleaning up the home after her mother's death she says, "This is not how (she) would have wanted to have been presented---but this is who she is and what she left behind." This makes me think of my dad's mom who was estranged from us until the last few years of her life. This is how I felt after her death and I wondered if I was the only one in the whole world who even semi-mourned her. I mourned the "could have been" rather than the "was".

So there you go...a look into my guts. Probably won't see another one for awhile. Maybe I need to go back to the Aunt Dimitys...
… (mais)
classyhomemaker | outras 42 resenhas | Dec 11, 2023 |



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