Amy, a native Coloradoan, has had a number of careers including Home Economics teacher, stay-at-home mother, greeting card designer, and now bookshop owner. Although she loved her almost 30 years living in Nebraska, she is very happy to be home in her beloved Ouray. Twins Charlie and Olivia are her children. Charlie lives with her and Brian, and Olivia is a journalist in San Francisco. Amy’s greeting cards can be found in the bookshop.



The Dream Daughter: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250087317
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 4th, 2019

1970: When young widow Carly Sears learns that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she follows the extraordinary advice of her brother-in-law to save her baby, pushing the boundaries of faith and science.

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ISBN: 9780385543767
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Published: Doubleday - April 7th, 2020

This is the heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

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ISBN: 9781538552926
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - August 28th, 2018

This historical fiction follows a teenage girl who produced indigo dye which became one of the largest exports out of South Carolina, laying the foundation for the wealth of several Southern families who still live today. 

The Great Alone: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250229533
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 24th, 2019

Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he moves his wife and daughter north to live off the grid. In Alaska, the Allbrights find a community of strong men and women. But as winter approaches, Ernt’s mental state deteriorates. And in their cabin, covered in snow and 18 hours of night, Leni and her mother learn they are on their own. 

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ISBN: 9781948814126
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Published: Torrey House Press - August 27th, 2019

Returning to her small Colorado hometown to find her old high school flame newly single and a new gas field threatening her family's cattle ranch, eco-activist Addie Decker ignites an armed conflict revealing cold truths about love and family, forgiveness and self-discovery. 

“The history of the land and the people who populate it are interwoven into the very fabric of a plot that could grace the headlines…” –Durango Herald

The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525563532
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

Wynn and Jack have been best friends since college, bonded by their love of mountains, books, and fishing. They decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds urgency to the journey.

One night, with the fire advancing, they hear a man and woman arguing; the next day, a man appears, paddling alone. Is this the same man they heard? And if he is, where is the woman?

Once Upon a River: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743298087
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - July 2nd, 2019

On a dark midwinter’s night in an inn on the river
Thames, a stranger carries in the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later the girl stirs, and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Magic? As the days pass the child remains mute, unable to answer questions. And three families are keen to claim her.

The End of Your Life Book Club Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307594037
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 2nd, 2012

This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as the mother faces an advanced form of pancreatic cancer. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life.

Ordinary Grace: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451645859
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Published: Atria Books - March 4th, 2014

New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. 

Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. 

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590514634
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Published: Other Press - January 31st, 2012

When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743298032
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Published: Washington Square Press - October 9th, 2007

Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness—featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.