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Dial Press
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5.85 X 8.51 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Allegra Goodman is the author of five novels, two short story collections, and a novel for young readers. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


"Allegra Goodman knows. She knows families, their griefs and rages, their love and loss: complicated parents and complicated children. In Sam, she goes deep into the heart and soul and voice of one girl. Sam is a deeply wise and empathetic portrait of this unforgettable girl, making her way into this tricky world and into the reader's life."--Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of In Love

"Sam is one of the most evocative and tender examinations of youth that I've ever read, and Allegra Goodman fully understands the strange and dreamlike qualities of Sam's world as she tries to navigate it, populated by adults who mean well but complicate every single moment. One of the best writers around, Goodman has made something truly beautiful, evoking a feeling that is hard to name but stirs inside us with every line."--Kevin Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing to See Here

"What seems at first to be a simple coming-of-age story deepens under its own weight and shows itself to be a beautiful meditation on all the ways we love and fail each other. I was moved by the cumulative power of Sam, and I'm still rooting for the characters."--Ann Napolitano, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward

"Bracing . . . Sam's . . . travails gain heft through [Allegra] Goodman's perceptiveness, specificity regarding Sam's emotions, and arresting turns of phrase. It's impressive how much emotional power is packed into this . . . contained story."--Publishers Weekly