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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amy Sue Nathan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


-- Blog -- https://womensfictionwriters.wordpress.com/
-- Website -- http://amysuenathan.com
-- Amy Sue Nathan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=amy+sue+nathan


Illinois Connection

Nathan moved to Chicago in 1990.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amy Sue Nathan is a writer, editor, and hosts the award-winning ''Women's Fiction Writers'' blog. She has been published in Chicago Tribune, Writer's Digest, the New York Times and Washington Post online, and Huffington Post, just to name a few.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

The Glass Wives: A Novel
ISBN: 1250016568

St. Martin's Griffin. 2013

Evie and Nicole Glass share a last name. They also shared a husband.

When a tragic car accident ends the life of Richard Glass, it also upends the lives of Evie and Nicole, and their children. There's no love lost between the widow and the ex. In fact, Evie sees a silver lining in all this heartache―the chance to rid herself of Nicole once and for all. But Evie wasn't counting on her children's bond with their baby half-brother, and she wasn't counting on Nicole's desperate need to hang on to the threads of family, no matter how frayed. Strapped for cash, Evie cautiously agrees to share living expenses―and her home―with Nicole and the baby. But when Evie suspects that Nicole is determined to rearrange more than her kitchen, Evie must decide who she can trust. More than that, she must ask: what makes a family?
The Glass Wives is Amy Sue Nathan's heartfelt debut novel.

The Good Neighbor: A Novel
ISBN: 1250048583

St. Martin's Griffin. 2015

When small lies have big consequences...
Things are a little rough for Izzy Lane. Still reeling from the break-up of her marriage, the newly single mom moves back to the Philadelphia home she grew up in, five-year-old Noah in tow. The transition is difficult, but with the help of her best friends-and her elderly neighbor, Mrs. Feldman-Izzy feels like she's stepping closer to her new normal. Until her ex-husband shows up with his girlfriend. That's when Izzy invents a boyfriend of her own. And that's when life gets complicated.

Blogging about her "new guy" provides Izzy with something to do when Noah's asleep. What's the harm in a few made-up stories? But when her friends want to meet the mysterious "Mac," someone online suspects Izzy's a fraud, and a guy in real life catches her eye, Izzy realizes just how high the stakes are.

Left to Chance: A Novel
ISBN: 125009111X

St. Martin's Griffin. 2017

From the author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives comes an enchanting story of returning home and discovering what truly matters after loss.

No one knows why Teddi Lerner left her hometown, but everyone knows why she’s back.

Twelve-year-old Shayna― talented, persistent, and adorable―persuaded "Aunt Tee" to return to Chance, Ohio, to photograph her father’s wedding. Even though it's been six years since Shay's mother, Celia, died, Teddi can hardly bear the thought of her best friend's husband marrying someone else. But Teddi’s bond with Shay is stronger than the hurt.

Teddi knows it’s time to face the consequences of her hasty retreat from family, friends, and, her old flame, but when she looks through her viewfinder, nothing in her small town looks the same. That’s when she truly sees the hurt she's caused and―maybe―how to fix it.

After the man she once loved accuses Teddi of forgetting Celia, Teddi finally admits why she ran away, and the guilt she’s carried with her. As Teddi relinquishes the distance that kept her safe, she’ll discover surprising truths about the people she left behind, and herself. And she'll finally see what she overlooked all along in Left to Chance by Amy Sue Nathan.


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