13 April 2016
There's another chance to see me read coming up in June. I will be reading with Jeremy P. Bushnell, author of The Weirdness, at The Brookline Booksmith on June 15th at 7:00. The Booksmith is one my all-time favorite bookstores, and I'm always thrilled to read there. I'd love to see you there!
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11 April 2016
My reading with Jeremy Bushnell (author of The Weirdness) at Papercuts Bookstore in Jamaica Plain, went really well! We had a great crowd and everyone bought books. A few folks had really interesting questions. And the best part was that we got to read sitting down! Cheers, Papercuts!
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04 April 2016
08 February 2016
18 January 2016
My book Adulterous Generation comes out tomorrow. If you're interested, you can buy it from Queen's Ferry Press. It's largely about troubled and troubling young people, quite a few of whom show shades of my own experiences. So to celebrate, I'm going to do this slightly embarrassing thing here. I am posting one of the first short stories I ever wrote about young people in distress. "Restrant" was written in 1996 and published in the Greely High School literary journal Inkwell in 1997, at the end of my sophomore year of high school. Here it is.
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02 December 2015
03 November 2015
"Amy Clark’s stories are flash floods, full of moments both poignant and devastating. Step into Adulterous Generation and let the waters rise around you."
—Christopher Boucher, author of How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
"Amy L. Clark’s stories are ferociously intelligent explorations of the struggles that we all encounter as we work to make meaning in our lives: thwarted desire, misplaced attention, ordinary confusion, encounters with evils both interpersonal and institutional. She looks at these signs of a damaged world with an unsparing eye—but also, crucially, with a sharp wit and a generous heart. This is an important collection and reading it yields an abiding pleasure."
—Jeremy P. Bushnell, author of The Weirdness
"A neighbor of Flannery O’Connor’s, after reading her stories, said, ‘Well those stories just gone and shown you how some folks will do.’ And O’Connor comments, ‘... you have to start exactly there—showing how some folks will do, will do in spite of everything.’ The characters in Amy Clark’s superb collection never shy away from ‘doing.’ They consign dishes and wineglasses to the trash, flood houses, break taboos, plunder lives for a comic strip, steal money with mace as a weapon, and navigate the mayhem of their own lives with humor, wisdom, and hope in their quirky and profoundly generous hearts."
—Pamela Painter, author of Wouldn’t You Like to Know
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