Amy Bloom is the acclaimed author of three collections of short stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out (Granta, 2010), Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, also published in one volume Rowing to Eden (Granta, 2015) and three novels, Lucky Us (Granta, 2014), Away (Granta, 2007), and Love Invents Us. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University.
'A tender, funny and wise novel' Marie Claire 'An urgent, riveting, fabulously entertaining road trip of a novel, Away grabs you by the throat from the first page to the last, breaks your heart and shakes all your senses awake' Emma Donoghue 'Proof that a thoroughly conventional novel can soar so long as the execution is extraordinary' Lionel Shriver, Guardian 'Celebrate mother-love with Amy Bloom's latest novel, Away' Vogue 'Harrowing, intense and deeply moving, this is a story about surviving the worst nightmares that history bequeaths us. I had to keep reading, willing Lillian to win through, and hoping that the strengths of courage, humour and kindness would prevail. Even as my hopes were realised, I was subtly reminded that this is a world where nothing can ever be quite certain or secure' Margaret Elphinstone