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Amanda Boyden
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  • About this Author
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Born in Northern Minnesota, Amanda Boyden grew up, the eldest of three daughters, in Chicago and St. Louis. Currently she teaches in the English department of the University of New Orleans. Previous positions include elderly companion, artist’s model, gutter cleaner, dishwasher, science lab assistant, cancan dancer, tutor, stuntwoman, and bit part actress. Until recently, Amanda worked as a contortionist and professional trapeze artist. She proudly lists hanging high over the heads of Galactic and 311 in her life accomplishments.

She is married to Canadian author Joseph Boyden. Her first novel, Pretty Little Dirty was published in 2006.

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Babylon Rolling

Written by Amanda Boyden


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.00

Ariel May and her husband, Ed, have just moved to New Orleans with their two small children. Their neighbor, Fearius, is a fifteen-year-old just out of juvenile detention. Across the street, an elderly couple, the Browns, are only trying to pass their days in peace, while Philomenia Beauregard de Bruges, a... Read more >
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Babylon Rolling
A Novel
Written by Amanda Boyden


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 5, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Pretty Little Dirty

Written by Amanda Boyden


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95

Lisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend Celeste as just about perfect: she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents. As Lisa's own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise—her mother has shut... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Pretty Little Dirty

Written by Amanda Boyden


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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