Amanda Holmes Duffy
Amanda Holmes Duffy has taught writing at Emerson College, Lenguas Vivas in Buenos Aires, American University of Rome, Bethesda Writers Center and Northern Virginia Community College. Her fiction under the name Amanda Holmes, has appeared in Ploughshares, Rattapallax, Moxie, Sunday Express, The Christian Science Monitor and on the Ether Books app for download to iPhone. She has also worked as an editor for Goings on About Town at The New Yorker – and compiled two books, The Jane Austen Sampler and The Henry James Sampler for Kensington. She and her husband have lived in Russia, Argentina, Venezuela, Belgium and Italy. Learn more at www.byamandaholmes.com.
29 entries by Amanda Holmes Duffy
By Howard Jacobson
A canny, curmudgeonly assortment of essays from a prize-winning Brit.
By J. Robert Lennon
This haunted-house story gets too caught up in a misguided critique of the publishing industry.
By Lara Vapnyar
A poignant story of immigration and technology.
By Angela Flournoy
Family ties — and the misunderstandings that threaten to sever them — lie at the heart of this wonderful novel.
Characters enrich this tale of a reopened murder inspired by real events in the author’s life.
In the author's second novel, a deadbeat dad kidnaps his two daughters from foster care following the death of their mother.
The Bennets take a backseat to their servants in this homage to Pride and Prejudice.
The triumph of discovery and the sense of loss that scientific progress can bring are explored in this new collection of short stories.
Courtney Angela Brkic
The yearning for and promise of refuge are symbolized by a fictional Croatian island in this novel about two devoted sisters, survivors who learn that the first rule of swimming is to stay afloat.
This Indian “Upstairs Downstairs” parallels the lives of a Bangalore manufacturer and his maid as industrialism undermines tradition and family expectations.
In yet another tour de force novel, the award-winning author poses questions about life, love and the meaning of art.
Ron Currie, Jr.
Loss, love and the line between truth and fiction are at the center of the author’s latest novel.
In the magical world of the Alaskan wilderness, is the captivating girl who frolics in the landscape real or imaginary?
The nature of romantic impulse and the disorienting shifts in the direction of desire provides the focus of this extraordinary collection of stories by the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.
The secret of two bodies buried in the garden lingers over the lives of two sisters in Glasgow and the elderly gay neighbor who befriends them.
In this concluding work of a trilogy, the author presents a biting commentary on extinction and our stewardship of the natural world.
Susan Richards Shreve
Set in an upscale 1970s suburb of Washington, DC, this novel explores the clashes between secrets, deception and the human need for intimacy.
A moving novel spotlighting the silent dignity of Japanese-Canadians interned during World War II.
Emily Jeanne Miller
A stay-at-home dad deals with parenthood, a crumbling marriage and his father’s recent death.
Think "Mad Men" in the Arabian Desert, as an Oklahoma-bred woman accompanies her husband to an oil-company job in the 1960s.
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates dissects the layers of a troubled woman’s self, revealing both her tender heart and the raw, sometimes ugly truth of her being.
In the second book of a trilogy, a man wanders the Belize jungle in search of a missing acquaintance, only to confront his own psyche.
In treating the son of a high ranking officer of Stalin’s secret police, a pediatrician and his family find their lives dangerously tied to the child’s in Dunmore’s sequel to The Siege.
The marine biologist who narrates this novel plumbs the scientific depths of painful family experience.
In this stunning and evocative novel, a chance encounter finds two characters reaching out in desperation to change who they are amid the vastness of the Midwest.
A lyrical and absorbing novel of a young girl’s assumed identity, and its psychological effects, in Communist Romania.
Camille Noe Pagan
This skillful debut novel explores the course of friendship after a traumatic brain injury changes things.
Remembrance, life lessons and conversations with friends, all from a book a day.
A cast of unusual characters populates this debut novel by a prize-winning short story writer.