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A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from someone she’s convinced will follow them wherever they go—her husband. The girls, Amity and Sorrow, can’t imagine what the world holds outside their father’s polygamous compound. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of Bradley, a farmer grieving the loss of his wife. At first unwelcoming to these strange, prayerful women, Bradley’s abiding tolerance gets the best of him, and they become a new kind of family.

An unforgettable story of belief and redemption, Amity & Sorrow is about the influence of community and learning to stand on your own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A literary page-turner…Her writing is clear, crisp, chilling.”

    Reader’s Digest

  • “A fierce and disturbing novel.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “[An] accomplished, harrowing debut…Riley’s descriptive prose is rich in metaphor…[and] the haunting literary drama simmers to a boil as it deftly navigates issues of family, faith, community, and redemption.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Simple in style but complex in tone, this book raises troubling questions about the power of doom-laden cults, and their leaders and followers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A beautiful and terrifying book. Peggy Riley tells a complex and enthralling tale of family love and religious belief with uncommon wisdom, grace, and skill.”

    Sigrid Nunez, author of The Last of Her Kind

  • Amity & Sorrow, grace and hope, honor and innocence, bliss and deliverance—all of this from one beautifully nuanced story about the nature of family and the power of faith. I savored every word.”

    Lori Lansens, author of The Girls

  • Selected for the May 2013 Indie Next List
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About the Author

Peggy Riley is a writer and playwright. She recently won a Highly Commended Award in the 2011 Bridport Prize. Her short fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio and has been published in numerous publications. Her plays have been commissioned and produced off–West End, regionally, and on tour. Originally from Los Angeles, she now lives on the North Kent coast in Britain.