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                                   AMY GUTMAN

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"THE ANNIVERSARY"

                ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Amy grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University, she began a career in journalism. Amy's first job out of school was a yearlong stint at the Wilson Quarterly in Washington, D.C. She then headed south, first to Nashville, Tennessee, where she spent two years as a reporter at the Tennessean newspaper, and then to Mississippi, where she spent six months reporting in the Delta town of Greenwood before moving to Jackson, where she served as Capitol Correspondent for a group of Mississippi papers. Eventually, a job offer from the state's higher education commissioner lured Amy away from journalism, and she went on to become the founding director of the Mississippi Teacher Corps, a nationally renowned program that recruits outstanding college graduates to teach in rural Mississippi school districts. After three intriguing years in Mississippi, Amy decided to make her way back to the East Coast, where she enrolled at Harvard Law School. Amy graduated with honors in 1993 then moved to New York City, where she became associated with the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. After two sleep-deprived years in Cravath's litigation department, Amy moved on to the firm of Parcher, Hayes & Snyder, a litigation boutique with a substantial entertainment practice. Two years later, Amy left Parcher, Hayes to write the book that eventually became EQUIVOCAL DEATH. Amy's first foray into the world of fiction won resounding praise from established writers. Nelson DeMille (The General's Daughter, Up Country) described EQUIVOCAL DEATH as "a smart and powerful novel of suspense from a gifted new writer." Jeffery Deaver (The Bone Collector, The Stone Monkey) says EQUIVOCAL DEATH is "a marvelous standout." EQUIVOCAL DEATH was a People Page-Turner of the Week, a Redbook Editor's Pick and one of the Chicago Tribune's Best Books of 2001. Amy's second novel, THE ANNIVERSARY, was published by Little, Brown in June 2003 along with the paperback edition of EQUIVOCAL DEATH, which was published by Warner Books. THE ANNIVERSARY tells the story of three women, whose lives are forever changed when they cross paths with a notorious serial killer. On the fifth anniversary of his execution, each of these women gets a private letter--a chilling message that lets them know that in someone's dark imagination the killer's legacy lives on. THE ANNIVERSARY will be featured in Reader's Digest Select Editions and is an alternate selection of the Mystery Guild. Amy splits her time between Manhattan and western Massachusetts. She is at work on another novel and welcomes e-mail from readers and friends.
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