Full Agent Profile: Amy Berkower



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Amy Berkower

AGENCY
Writers House
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EMAIL
aberkower@writershouse.com
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    http://www.writershouse.com/



    FICTION GENRES
    Chick Lit | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Adventure | Middle Grade
    NONFICTION GENRES

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    The School of Essential Ingredients
    Author:   Erica Bauermeister
    Genres:   Commercial Fiction
    Publisher:   Putnam Adult; 1 edition (January 22, 2009)
    Respected chef and restaurateur Lillian has spent much of her 30-something years in the kitchen, looking for meaning and satisfaction in evocative, delicious combinations of ingredients. Endeavoring to instill that love and know-how in others, Lillian holds a season of Monday evening cooking classes in her restaurant. The novel takes up the story of each of her students, navigating readers through the personal dramas, memories and musings stirred up as the characters handle, slice, chop, blend, smell and taste.
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    Wintergirls
    Author:   Laurie Halse Anderson
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Viking Juvenile (March 19, 2009)
    Lia and Cassie had been best friends since elementary school, and each developed her own style of eating disorder that leads to disaster. Now 18, they are no longer friends. Despite their estrangement, Cassie calls Lia 33 times on the night of her death, and Lia never answers. As events play out, Lia's guilt, her need to be thin, and her fight for acceptance unravel in an almost poetic stream of consciousness in this startlingly crisp and pitch-perfect first-person narrative.
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    World Without End
    Author:   Ken Follett
    Genres:   Adventure
    Publisher:   NAL Trade (October 7, 2008)
    Ken Follett has 90 million readers worldwide. The Pillars of the Earth is his bestselling book of all time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett has written the most-anticipated sequel of the year, World Without End.
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    Everything for a Dog
    Author:   Ann M. Martin
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Feiwel & Friends (September 1, 2009)
    In this companion to her acclaimed 2005 novel, A Dog’s Life, Ann M. Martin tells the parallel stories of a stray dog (the brother of the dog featured in A Dog’s Life), a boy dealing with unspeakable loss, and a boy whose most ardent wish is to own a dog—and everything for a dog.
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    Killer Summer
    Author:   Ridley Pearson
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Putnam Adult (June 30, 2009)
    In Pearson’s third mystery featuring amicable Sheriff Walt Fleming (after Killer View, 2008), the lawman finds himself at the mercy of master thief Christopher Cantell, who is dead set on stealing three very pricey bottles of wine. (They were reportedly a gift from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams. But might the whole vintage tale be an elaborate hoax?) An explosion at the glitzy gala sparks a grim chain of events: a colossal roadblock, a stolen jet, and the suspected kidnapping of Walt’s beloved nephew, Kevin. Sheriff Fleming quickly comes to realize Cantell has more than wine on his mind. Now he must keep the peace among Sun Valley’s well-heeled as he frets over the fate of his own flesh and blood.
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    Killer Summer
    Author:   Ridley Pearson
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Putnam Adult (June 30, 2009)
    In Pearson’s third mystery featuring amicable Sheriff Walt Fleming (after Killer View, 2008), the lawman finds himself at the mercy of master thief Christopher Cantell, who is dead set on stealing three very pricey bottles of wine. (They were reportedly a gift from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams. But might the whole vintage tale be an elaborate hoax?) An explosion at the glitzy gala sparks a grim chain of events: a colossal roadblock, a stolen jet, and the suspected kidnapping of Walt’s beloved nephew, Kevin. Sheriff Fleming quickly comes to realize Cantell has more than wine on his mind. Now he must keep the peace among Sun Valley’s well-heeled as he frets over the fate of his own flesh and blood.
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    Gorgeous
    Author:   Rachel Vail
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   HarperTeen (May 26, 2009)
    This second book about the Avery sisters retells the events in Lucky (HarperTeen, 2008) from the perspective of middle sister Allison. She sees herself as the plainest of the three, stuck between two pillars of perfection, and wishes she, too, were gorgeous.
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    LINKS
    http://www.authorsontheweb.com/features/0105-literary-agent/0105-literary-agent.asp
    Roundtable interview with Amy Berkower on authorsontheweb.som
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