Amy Gentry

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Author Amy Gentry is our guest this week, discussing her latest novel, LAST WOMAN STANDING (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 15, 2019).

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Amy Gentry is the author of the new thriller, Last Woman Standing (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 15, 2019).

In November 2018, her 33 1/3 book, Tori Amos’s Boys for Pele was released by Bloomsbury Academic, and her acclaimed debut thriller Good as Gone was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2016.

Amy Gentry frequently contributes book reviews to the Chicago Tribune, and her freelance writing has appeared in Salon, Fusion, The Rumpus, LA Review of Books, Austin Chronicle, Gastronomica, The Best Food Writing of 2014, and many more. She holds a doctorate in English from the University of Chicago and lives in Austin, Texas.

For more information on Amy Gentry, please see her  website. You can keep up with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Editorial Reviews – Last Woman Standing (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 15, 2019)

An iBooks Most Anticipated Titles of 2019
A LitHub Most Anticipated 2019
One of CrimeReads’ “10 Crime Books You Should Read in January”

Last Woman Standing may be the first standout suspense novel of 2019. Female rage, stand-up comedy, Highsmith homage, and some surprises that got even me.”—Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita

“A dark and twisty tale for the #metoo moment, much deeper than the endless chatter on that theme; it made me think of Dostoevsky, if Dostoevsky were a woman writing in 2018.” Forma

“[A] provocative tale of psychological suspense . . . Gentry ably explores issues of gender, violence, and rage.”Publishers Weekly

“…..fired by the fury of characters who have taken all they can stand from the men in their professional and personal lives…the reveals come hard and fast…as the plot accelerates to its zesty ending. Combining high-tech mayhem with good old-fashioned gore and violence, this extended fantasy of truths revealed and vengeance wreaked will be a satisfying read for those who share its righteous rage.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A gripping psychological thriller…the relationships and interactions painted by Gentry are both vividly realistic and taken straight from #MeToo headlines. A topical, compelling read that librarians should hand to Paula Hawkins’ fans.”Booklist

“A twisty and engrossing thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.”—Karin Slaughter, International Bestselling Author

“A page-turning thriller.” —Texas Monthly

“A harrowing and razor-sharp thriller, Amy Gentry’s Last Woman Standing feels both ripped from the headlines and utterly timeless as it takes on gender and violence and the far limits of female rage. As the story twists and turns, you’ll feel breathless, troubled and helplessly propelled to its deeply satisfying final pages.”—Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me 

“Savage, brilliant, and pulse-poundingly gripping, Last Woman Standing will leave you stunned….. An absolute must-read for 2019.”—Mindy Mejia, author of Everything You Want Me to Be and Leave No Trace

“…[A] heart-pounding look at the line between justice and vengeance, and what happens when someone leaps over that line. It’s also a thoughtful look at how women are perceived and treated in male-dominated industries and beyond, and the lasting effects of such treatment, shedding light on an important and pertinent topic in our culture.”—Rena Olsen, author of With You Always and The Girl Before

About  Last Woman Standing

From the author of Good as Gone (“So gripping you might want to start to question your own family’s past”—Entertainment Weekly) comes a brilliant and timely thriller: Strangers on a Train by way of Thelma and Louise.

Dana Diaz is an aspiring stand‑up comedian—a woman in a man’s world. When she meets a tough computer programmer named Amanda Dorn, the two bond over their struggles in boys’ club professions. Dana confides that she’s recently been harassed and assaulted while in L.A., and Amanda comes up with a plan: they should go after each other’s assailants, Strangers on a Train–style. But Dana finds that revenge, however sweet, draws her into a more complicated series of betrayals. Soon her distrust turns to paranoia, encompassing strangers, friends—and even herself. At what cost will she get her vengeance? Who will end up getting hurt? And when it’s all over, will there be anyone left to trust? –Houghton Mifflin Harcourt