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Amy Poeppel


Amy Poeppel

Amy Poeppel is the award-winning author of the novels THE SWEET SPOT, MUSICAL CHAIRS, LIMELIGHT and SMALL ADMISSIONS. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, Literary Hub and Working Mother. She and her husband have three sons and split their time between New York City, Germany and Connecticut.

Books by Amy Poeppel

by Amy Poeppel - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Lauren and her family have been granted the use of a spectacular brownstone. Adding to the home’s bohemian, grungy splendor is the bar occupying the basement, a (mostly) beloved dive called The Sweet Spot. Melinda’s husband of 30 years has dumped her for a young celebrity entrepreneur named Felicity, and the lovebirds are soon to become parents. In her incandescent rage, Melinda wreaks havoc wherever she can, including in Felicity’s Soho boutique. Olivia, the industrious twenty-something behind the counter, gets caught in the crossfire. She has a tantrum of her own and gets unceremoniously canned. When Melinda’s ex follows his lover across the country, leaving their baby behind, the three women rise to the occasion to forgive, forget and track down the wayward parents.

by Amy Poeppel - Fiction, Women's Fiction

For three decades, Bridget and Will have nurtured their baby, the Forsyth Trio --- a chamber group they created as students with their Juilliard classmate, Gavin Glantz. In the intervening years, Gavin has gone on to become one of the classical music world’s reigning stars, while Bridget and Will have learned to embrace the warm reviews and smaller venues that accompany modest success. Bridget has been dreaming of spending the summer at her well-worn Connecticut country home with her boyfriend, Sterling. But her plans are upended when Sterling, dutifully following his ex-wife’s advice, breaks up with her over email and her twin twenty-somethings arrive unannounced, filling her empty nest with their big dogs, dirty laundry and respective crises.

by Amy Poeppel - Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction

Allison Brinkley discovers that a carefully weighed decision to pack up and move her family from suburban Dallas to the glittery chaos of Manhattan may have been more complicated than she and her husband initially thought. After a humiliating call from the principal’s office and the loss of the job she was counting on, Allison begins to accept that New York may not suit her after all. When Allison has a fender-bender, she is led to the penthouse apartment of a luxurious Central Park West building and encounters Carter Reid, a famous pop star who has been cast in a new Broadway musical. Through this brush with stardom, Allison embraces a unique and unexpected opportunity that helps her find her way in the heart of Manhattan.

by Amy Poeppel - Fiction

Kate Pearson finds herself dumped, out of luck, and out of steam. It seems as if her characteristic ambition and smarts have taken a break. Her friends are at a loss, while her practical sister, Angela, pushes every remedy she can think of. Miraculously Kate lands a job in the admissions department at the prestigious Hudson Day school, and learns there’s no time for self-pity or nonsense during the height of the admission season. Meanwhile, Kate’s sister and her closest friends find themselves keeping secrets, hiding boyfriends, dropping bombshells, and fighting each other on how to keep Kate on her feet --- and Kate’s oddly charming and irritatingly handsome neighbor is more than he seems.