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A.M. Homes


A.M. Homes

A.M. Homes is the author of 13 books, among them the bestselling memoir THE MISTRESS' DAUGHTER; the novels THIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE, THE END OF ALICE and JACK; and the short story collections DAYS OF AWE, THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS and THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW. She also writes for film and television and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

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A.M. Homes

Books by A.M. Homes

by A.M. Homes - Fiction, Humor

The Big Guy loves his family, money and country. Undone by the results of the 2008 presidential election, he taps a group of like-minded men to reclaim their version of the American Dream. As they build a scheme to disturb and disrupt, the Big Guy also faces turbulence within his family. His wife, Charlotte, grieves a life not lived, while his 18-year-old daughter, Meghan, begins to realize that her favorite subject --- history --- is not exactly what her father taught her.

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.