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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.


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Left to chance
ISBN: 9781432846879. OCLC Number: 1007505290

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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 her 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.

Left to chance :
ISBN: 125009111X. OCLC Number: 967029517

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Teddi Lerner left her hometown years ago, but Shayna 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. As Teddi 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.

The glass wives :
ISBN: 9781480515505. OCLC Number: 905952269

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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.

The glass wives :
ISBN: 1250016568. OCLC Number: 829999593

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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.

The good neighbor
ISBN: 9781410486332. OCLC Number: 921310836

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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? Then, her blog soars in popularity and she's given the opportunity to moonlight as an online dating expert. How can she turn it down? 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. That's when Mrs. Feldman steps in, determined to show her neighbor the havoc that lies can wreak. If Izzy's honest, she could lose everything, and everyone. Is the truth worth any cost?

The good neighbor :
ISBN: 1250048583. OCLC Number: 910475592

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"Izzy Lane never thought of herself as a liar. In fact, she's always played by the rules. She's an excellent mother, has loyal friends, and a rich career as a school counselor. Fresh from a new divorce, however, Izzy feels like she needs a little fun. So when, on a whim, she starts a blog it seems like a rather benign indulgence. But as her online quips begin to gain traction, Izzy makes a slip. Somehow a new boyfriend winds his way into the picture. The problem? Izzy makes him up. What, at first, feels like a harmless fib quickly spins out of control and Izzy must figure out how to balance fantasy and reality. Keeping up appearances while managing an absent ex-husband, two very nosy friends, a toddler son, and full-time job soon prove impossible, and Izzy feels utterly lost. It's only when her long-time neighbor and surrogate mother, Mrs. Feldman, re-enters her life that Izzy begins to see the mess she's made. And it's with Mrs. Feldman's guidance that Izzy learns to face reality, find comfort in new norms, and open herself up to the possibility of real love."--