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The Writer’s Almanac for June 18, 2017: There Comes the Strangest Moment

June 18, 2017: birthday: Amy Bloom

It is the birthday of American author and psychotherapist Amy Bloom (books by this author), born in 1953 in New York City.

Bloom is the author of the New York Times best-selling novel Lucky Us (2014), about a pair of teenage half-sisters who travel across World War II America in search of fame. In embracing the book’s setting, Bloom ensured that each chapter title was a jazz standard of the time.

Aside from fiction, Bloom has also contributed articles to publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, and Vogue. She created a Lifetime Television network show called State of Mind, which examined the lives of professional therapists.