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Amanda Eyre Ward

Amanda Eyre Ward is the critically acclaimed author of six books, including The Same Sky, a beautiful and heartrending novel about motherhood, resilience, and faith. Amanda spent a year visiting shelters in Texas and California, meeting immigrant children and hearing their stories. The Same Sky is a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border.

Amanda's work has garnered many accolades, including the Violet Crown Book Award (Sleep Toward Heaven), a Target Bookmarked Pick (How to Be Lost and The Same Sky), and a Kirkus Best Book Pick (Close Your Eyes). 

After spending time in Maine, Cape Cod and New Orleans, Amanda and her family settled in Texas, where she currently lives.


The timeliest book you will read this year . . . THE SAME SKY is going to haunt me for a long time, and it’s going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward.
— Jodi Picoult, NYT Bestselling Author
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Talks and Topics

  • The Same Sky: Stories of Unaccompanied Minors at the Border
  • Ripped from the Headlines: The Social Responsibility of the Contemporary Novelist
  • The Nearness of You: Who is a Mother? Adoption and Surrogacy
  • The Art of the Novel
  • Writing and Motherhood
  • Alcohol and the Writing Life
  • Writing for Television and Film

THE NEARNESS OF YOU includes everything I love about Amanda Eyre Ward’s books: edgy eloquence, ingenious plotting, and relationships that are never, not for a single paragraph, simple or predictable. Through Suzette, Dorrie, Hyland, and Jayne, Ward reveals parenthood as an enterprise that is as wrenching as it is beautiful. You will love these characters and this book.
— Marisa de los Santos, NYT Bestselling Author

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Previous & Upcoming Events:

  • Apr 29, 2016: Mansfield Reads - Mansfield, TX
  • May 2017: Jesus Center Annual Luncheon - Chico, CA
  • Oct 27-28, 2018: Texas Book Festival

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