The Mermaid of Brooklyn

By Amy Shearn
(Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781451678284, 342pp.)

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

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Hailed by "The Washington Post" as "tantalizing" and "mesmerizing," "The Mermaid of Brooklyn" is a whip-smart, heartfelt exploration of what happens when modern day motherhood meets with a little touch of magic.
"Sometimes all you need in life is a fabulous pair of shoes--and a little help from a mermaid"
Formerly an up-and-coming magazine editor, Jenny Lipkin is now your average, stretched-too-thin Brooklyn mom, tackling the challenges of raising two children in a cramped Park Slope walk-up. All she really wants is to survive the sweltering New York summer with a shred of sanity intact. But when her husband, Harry, vanishes one evening, Jenny reaches her breaking point. And in a moment of despair, a split-second decision changes her life forever.
Pulled from the brink by an unexpected ally, Jenny is forced to rethink her ideas about success, motherhood, romance, and relationships. But confronting her inner demons is no easy task...

About the Author
Amy Shearn is the author of "How Far Is the Ocean from Here". She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota's MFA program. Her work has appeared in "The Millions, Poets & Writers", "The L Magazine", " Opium", and" Five Chapters", and she writes for and She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Visit her online at
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