Sam

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Dial Press
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780593447833
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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.

Reviews

"Allegra Goodman has written a wonderful coming-of-age story. In Sam, the heights our heroine reaches are not so dizzying, but that she ascends at all is a reason to cheer."--The Wall Street Journal

"Sam is original, full of heart, and makes you think and feel. A coming-of-age tale for all ages."--Good Morning America

"A sensitive portrait of life lived along the poverty line in modern-day America. Allegra Goodman offers a . . . sympathetic reflection on the struggles of a girl's life. Anyone who has ever been the focus of a child's impossibly inflated regard will feel alternately charmed and gutted by [Sam]."--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"An irresistible coming-of-age portrait . . . a profound and gorgeously written gem about the tough, tender route Sam must navigate--grappling with friendships, love, insecurities and burgeoning womanhood--to chart her own course."--People

"Goodman does a marvelous job of depicting this world of struggle and sacrifice, exhaustion and addiction, with neither condescension nor exaggeration. I admired Goodman's empathy, wisdom, and commitment to telling the story of one ostensibly simple but ultimately meaningful life."--Priscilla Gilman, The Boston Globe

"Sam is a novel for anyone who's witnessed a kid grow up, felt nostalgic, and yearned to watch the process all over again. Sam captures that unique magic of human development through the story of one steadfast girl."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"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."--Ann Napolitano, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward

"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 . . . 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

"Sam is about as perfect of a coming-of-age story I have ever read. It explores what happens when one girl loses the wonder of childhood--the innocence of her early years only to reclaim her power and hope."--Jenna Bush Hager, Today

"Allegra Goodman's Sam stands out among realistic coming-of-age novels about contemporary American girlhood. We care deeply how Sam's story turns out, thanks to Goodman's brilliance and empathy."--Bookpage

"It's impressive how much emotional power is packed into this . . . contained story."--Publishers Weekly