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Amy Falls Down: A Novel
by Jincy Willett

Published: 2013-07-09
Hardcover : 336 pages
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The endearingly bitter writer, Amy Gallup has happily isolated herself from the world spending the last two decades teaching and reviewing—she’s done a lot of thinking . . . but very little writing. On an unassuming morning, in her slippers, Amy trips in her ...

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The endearingly bitter writer, Amy Gallup has happily isolated herself from the world spending the last two decades teaching and reviewing—she’s done a lot of thinking . . . but very little writing. On an unassuming morning, in her slippers, Amy trips in her backyard, goes head-over-heels, and into the side of a birdbath. The hospital clears her of head injury—so Amy returns home. When a local reporter shows up for a scheduled interview—Amy is not quite herself.

The article paints Amy as a the zen-goddess of writing, publishing . . . and life. Her bizarre interview was interpreted as the rambling of a true genius. But all that really happened was: Amy fell down!

The next thing she knows, friends and fans are coming out of the woodwork. Suddenly Amy is on radio shows, keynoting a major publishing event, and guiding a local writers’ retreat.  But the strangest thing of all:  Amy starts to write.

Readers witness Amy confront her past and present, and choose to take down the walls she so carefully wrote up around her.  Amy Falls Down is a novel both surprisingly heartwarming and a witty mirror into today's publishing world—as only Jincy Willett could write.

A scathingly funny and wickedly humorous roman-a-clef by one of our most acclaimed literary humorists—about a bitterly uninspired writer who decides to change her life after a freak accident

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  "AMY FALLS DOWN by Jincy Willett"by [email protected] (see profile) 06/16/13

After a slow start I really found myself enjoying the witty (though very dry) humor in this book. Amy grows on you as you discover more of her character and background. I especially enjoye... (read more)

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