Amanda Eyre Ward

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Amanda Eyre Ward joins us this week. The critically-acclaimed author of six books will discuss her latest, THE SAME SKY, published by Ballantine in 2015.

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amanda eyre wardBorn in New York City, Amanda Eyre Ward majored in English and American Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She received her MFA at the University of Montana. She has taught at Athens College in Greece, worked as a librarian in Massachusetts and Montana, and has written for the Austin Chronicle.

Her first novel, Sleep Toward Heaven won the Violet Crown book award and was optioned for film by Sandra Bullock and Fox Searchlight. Her second novel, How to Be Lost was a Target Bookmarked pick and has been published in fifteen countries.

the same skyHer fourth novel, Close Your Eyes, received a four-star review in People Magazine, was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2011, and won the Elle Magazine Fiction Book of the Year.

Amanda’s latest, The Same Sky is a novel about motherhood, resilience, and faith —a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border.

NYTimes says, “This affecting novel is sure to provoke conversations about immigration and adoption.”

People Magazine calls  The Same Sky, “An absorbing mystery and a stirring journey to redemption….”

Good Housekeeping magazine says, “It takes a skilled, compassionate writer to craft an authentic, moving page-turner from a complex social issue like immigration, but Ward nails it.”

 The Same Sky is called,  “Wrenching, poignant and bittersweet” by Publishers Weekly, and  Kirkus Reviews calls it  “Earnest and well-told.”

Glamour Magazine says, “This socially conscious story will tug at your heartstrings in the best way possible.”

For more information, we direct you to the author’s website. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.