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Away
AMY BLOOM

Away by Amy Bloom
153 reviews (2007) (256p)
ALA Notable Books - Fiction Finalist

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Book Description
Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York's Lower East Side, to Seattle's Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia. All of the qualities readers love in Amy Bloom's work–her humor and wit, her elegant and irreverent language, her unflinching understanding of passion and the human heart–come together in the embrace of this brilliant novel, which is at once heartbreaking, romantic, and completely unforgettable.


Other Award Winning Books by Amy Bloom
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
283 reviews (2014) (256p) (Amazon Top100)
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A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You: Stories by Amy Bloom
30 reviews (2000) (164p) (NBCCA) (Amazon)
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Come to Me: Stories by Amy Bloom
23 reviews (1993) (192p) (NBA)
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Amy Bloom Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 3  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You: Stories ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 1 Come to Me: Stories ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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