1. A.M. Homes is a writer I’ll pretty much follow anywhere because she’s indeed so smart, it’s scary; yet, she’s not without heart. It’s been a while since her last book, her 2007 memoir called The Mistress’s Daughter, which is certainly the sharpest and most emotionally complex account of growing up adopted that I’ve ever read. Her latest book is a novel, called May We Be Forgiven, and it returns her to blighted fictional terrain she’s wandered through before: that is, the nightmare-scape of contemporary suburbia as seen through the eyes of a middle-aged man who’s been stripped — Lear-like — of family, job and belief.

    — Maureen Corrigan reviews A.M. Homes’ new novel, May We Be Forgiven

  2. A.M. Homes

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    Maureen Corrigan