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May We Be Forgiven by A.M. HomesSometimes you just have to share how incredibly awesome a book is, right away. I literally just finished reading A.M. Homes’ forthcoming novel, May We Be Forgiven (October 2012, Viking) and was just floored flat by it. It has a perfect blend of hilarious absurdity – and I mean, laugh-out-loud, snorting-in-public, accidentally-passing-gas-kind of absurd – and a truthful, tempered sadness to it. Or more of a thread of reality-based grief, really. (Just calling it “sad” both doesn’t do it justice and is actually totally inaccurate.) It’s a book about dealing with grief in the only way we know how – and this is different for every person, of course. 

And sometimes we deal with that by writing a book about Richard Nixon, adopting senile adults, surfing the web for illicit liaisons with local housewives, and staging bar mitzvahs in small, South African villages. You never know.
More to come, I promise.

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3 comments on “A.M. Homes

  1. Anonymous
    July 10, 2012

    So excited for this! “This Book Will Save Your Life” is one of my favourites and I have been itching to read more of her books.

  2. Seth Marko
    July 10, 2012

    As much as I loved TBWSYL, this new one is just heads above it. SO much more complex, rich with character, and freakin' hilarious. Just an outstanding book – and definitely the one that will finally put her on the map.

  3. SEB
    July 18, 2012

    Glad to see you read a lady! You do know AM is a lady name, right?

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