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A.M. Homes

Biography

A.M. Homes

A.M. Homes' most recent book is DAYS OF AWE, a collection of short stories. She is the author of the novels THIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE, which won the 2013 Orange/Women’s Prize for Fiction, MUSIC FOR TORCHING, THE END OF ALICE, IN A COUNTRY OF MOTHERS and JACK, as well as the short story collections THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW and THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS, the bestselling memoir THE MISTRESS'S DAUGHTER, along with a travel memoir, LOS ANGELES: People, Places and The Castle on the Hill, and the artist's book APPENDIX A.

A.M. Homes

Books by A.M. Homes

by A.M. Homes - Fiction, Short Stories

A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection --- exploring our attachments to each other through characters who aren't quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they can be. In "A Prize for Every Player," a man is nominated to run for president by the customers of a big box store, while he and his family do their weekly shopping. At a conference on genocide(s) in the title story, old friends rediscover themselves and one another --- finding spiritual and physical comfort in ancient traditions. And in "Hello Everybody" and "She Got Away," Homes revisits a Los Angeles family obsessed with the surfaces and frightened of what lives below.

by A.M. Homes - Fiction

Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his younger brother, George, acquire a wife, two kids, and a beautiful home in the suburbs of New York City. But Harry also knows George has a murderous temper, and when George loses control, the result is an act of violence so shocking that both brothers are hurled into entirely new lives in which they both must seek absolution.