A.M. Homes

A. M. Homes is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers and Jack, two collections of short stories, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects and the highly acclaimed memoir, The Mistress's Daughter, as well as the travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and writes frequently on arts and culture for numerous magazines and newspapers. She is currently writing for a new major US TV Series. She lives in New York City.

Books by A.M. Homes

May We Be Forgiven

Published: June 2013

Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 (formally Orange Prize).

Mistress's Daughter

Published: August 2008

A famously enigmatic writer reveals the truth about her past.

This Book Will Save Your Life

Published: June 2007

This Book Will Save Your Life is an uplifting story about one man's efforts to bring himself back to life.

Music For Torching

Published: June 2013

A modern day Revolutionary Road; a suburban New York couple tear apart the life they've built together.

In A Country Of Mothers

Published: June 2013

From the author of the best-selling This Book Will Save Your Life, an intense, thrilling portrait of the patient-analyst relationship gone awry.

Things You Should Know

Published: June 2013

Strange, smart and sexy short stories from one of America's most brilliant contemporary writers.

The Safety Of Objects

Published: June 2013

The Safety of Objects, A.M. Homes' first collection of short stories, displays the flair for the hilarious, the perverse and the extraordinary that characterizes all of her books.


Published: June 2013

A funny, tender look at the ways your parents can disrupt your life and the pains of adolescence.

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