the author has appeared on radio shows

The Paul Miller Show, Philadelphia, WIP Radio, March 29 at 9:10 am ET

The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress, with Grace Cavalieri, March 29 at 12:00 pm ET

The Morning Show with Greg Berg, Wisconsin, WGTD-FM, March 30 at 10:00 am ET

The Maggie Linton Show, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, April 5 at 10:30 am ET

The Frankie Boyer Show, BizTalk Radio, April 13 at 11:17 am ET

Conversations with Peter Solomon, WIP-AM/FM, Philadelphia, April 9 at 6:00 am

Aktina FM-WNYE 91.5, produced/hosted by Elena Maroulleti, WNYE 91.5FM, New York, May 28, 2017



Reviews and coverage from

Kirkus Reviews
“An intriguing tale with a clever narrative twist.” Read more

Ambassador Magazine (vol. 29, no. 2, Winter 2017, p. 62), Review by Kirsten Keppel, “Amy’s Story: A Novel”
“Lawton’s deft use of dual perspective, dialogue and dialect blends with her adept threading of characters’ internal worlds in a story about finding voice.” Read more

i-Italy Magazine (Fall 2017, pp. 54-56), Excerpt and Review, “A Gripping Story of Friendship, Love, and Social Turmoil”
“’Yes, good novels can leave a mark on our imagination.’ Those are the words of a character in Anna Lawton’s book. There is no doubt that Amy’s Story is one of those novels, because in addition to narrating a captivating story, this book transports readers through almost 100 years of American history and allows them to get lost in a different time. Reading this book is like watching a movie…”. Read more, Article by Daniela Enriquez, “D.C. Book Night: Anna Lawton Talks about  Amy’s Story
"The author brings to life a rainbow of characters and adventures that the reader won’t soon forget..." Read more, Review by Ben East, “Love and Protest”
"Amy's Story, by Anna Lawton, sets a tempestuous romance against the turbulent half-century of global change that erupted in the 1960s and flowed across the land like a modern Great Flood..." Read more

San Francisco Book Review, Review by Jane Manaster, “Amy’s Story
"Anna Lawton’s ear for dialogue is spot on, and she introduces friends, colleagues, events, and geographic changes with assurance. The book is a wonderful summation of North America's trials and tribulations over the past four decades..." Read more

“This story spans the 1930s to the present. Through Stella's life and loves you get glimpses into different eras by way of significant American political historical happenings. The start is an Italian immigrant experience which I found to be the most interesting.”

The Maggie Linton Show
“A beautifully written novel about life in the U.S. experienced by an immigrant.”

20 min Live with Peter Solomon
“It’s a good novel to pack if you’re going on an early vacation or just sitting at home, enjoying the evening air.”

Library of Congress, “The Poet and the Poem
“It’s a love story!  There’s sex, there’s fun, there’s adventure, there’s grammar.  It would be a very appealing book for the general public.”

WGTD-FM/Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR)
“Woven together quite expertly.” Top 50 Reviewer
"This novel is told from the perspective/life experience of a very intelligent woman, with an American father and Italian mother. It's unexpected, for sure. Her story blends into Stella's story, and spans decades of history. I enjoyed reading it. Her experiences, her thoughts, everything is laid bare on the pages, and it's beautiful, heartbreaking, and leaves you prone to contemplation...".

ReaditForeward, Article by Anna Lawton, “Writing in a Foreign Language”
"One question that often comes up when I talk with my readers is, How could you write a novel in English when your native language is Italian? They’re right to be intrigued. It’s difficult enough to write a novel, let alone in a foreign language. But I’m not such a unique phenomenon..." Read more

Book Riot, Article by Anna Lawton, “From an Immigrant's Desk”
"I am a reader and a writer. Reader comes first, because it is by reading and learning from good literary works that one becomes a writer.  I’ve read hundreds of books, both fiction and nonfiction, and I’ve written a few of my own. My latest novel, Amy’s Story, takes a realistic look at our society, and attempts to make sense of the problems we’re facing today by spinning a compelling tale of love and immigration against a historical background..." Read more