Amy Stolls's young adult novel Palms to the Ground was published in 2005 to critical acclaim and was a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. A former environmental journalist who covered the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, she is currently a literature program officer for the National Endowment for the Arts. She lived in Washington, DC, with her husband and son.
"THE NINTH WIFE is a witty, satisfying novel with a clever
structure. . . . There's something so sweetly endearing about both
Bess and Rory that readers will pull for them, knowing the odds may
be against them. . . but hoping that this time, true love will
triumph."--Sarah Pekkanen, The Washington Post
"I love this book's deft, fresh take on male-female relationships. As Amy Stolls takes us into the minds, hearts, and histories of Bess and Rory, we grapple with the thorny, thrilling truth that love is always complicated, always--every time, every day--a risk."--Marisa de los Santos, New York Times betselling author of Loved Walked In
"THE NINTH WIFE is a vibrant, nuanced novel about marriage, identity and the moment when we realize that the shimmer of fantasy pales next to the tumultuous reality of ordinary, everyday happiness."--Carolyn Parkhurst, bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel