Friday, January 1, 2010
BookPage features Bloodroot in their "Behind the Book" column
"Behind the Book: Debut author finds inspiration close to home
Column by Amy Greene

On the way to my sister's, there is an abandoned house. It sits on a rocky hill with trees crowded close, overlooking a creek that parts a briar thicket. The windows are broken and the front door is gone, the tin roof rusted and the chimney stones tumbled down in a heap. I'm not sure when I first noticed the house, but now I look up there each time I pass. Sometimes cows are grazing in the shade of the yard. Sometimes there are cords of firewood stacked against its sooty clapboard. Once I saw a man riding a tractor on the hillside. I can understand why he lets the house stand empty. There's a sadness about it."

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This is the official website of author Amy Greene. Her second novel Long Man will be available in hardcover from Alfred A. Knopf on February, 25, 2014.

About the Author: Amy Greene was born and raised in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her second novel Long Man will be published by Alfred A. Knopf February 25, 2014. Her first novel Bloodroot is available in bookstores and online.


Publicist: Knopf: Erica Hinsley

Vintage: Kate Runde

Literary Agent: Leigh Feldman

Lecture Agent: Amy Greene is represented by
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