Amy Shearn is the author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn and How Far Is the Ocean from Here. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota’s MFA program, and she writes for Oprah.com and RedbookMag.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.
A story about the struggles of early motherhood, and set during a hot New York summer, THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN is receiving rave reviews from the likes of Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly and Emmy-nominated screenwriter and novelist Maria Semple.
Formerly an up-and-coming magazine editor, Jenny Lipkin is now your average, stretched-too-thin Brooklyn mom, tackling the challenges of raising two children in a cramped Park Slope walk-up. But when her husband Harry, a compulsive gambler, vanishes one evening without a word, Jenny finally reaches her breaking point. Pulled from the brink by an unexpected (and, as it turns out, sometimes annoying) supernatural ally, Jenny is forced to rethink her ideas about success, motherhood, romance, and relationships. But confronting her inner demons—of both the mermaid and non-mermaid variety—is no easy task . . .
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