The Transcriptionist: A Novel

The Transcriptionist: A Novel

by Amy Rowland


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616204501
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,256,621
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Amy Rowland has spent more than a decade at the New York Times, where she worked, notably, as a transcriptionist before moving to the Book Review. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Smart Set, and the Utne Reader. She lives in New York City.

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The Transcriptionist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very slow starting strange
PierresFamily More than 1 year ago
Outstanding first novel! Possessing experience as a transcriptionist herself, Amy Rowland has the "inside skinny" that makes this book realistic. The characters are well-drawn, and the story is moving but not predictable. We learn about what transcriptionists do, how working in the news media affects the workers' morale, and how things turn out for Lena. There is just enough suspense to keep you guessing, yet it's not a contrived story, but rather one that will wrap itself around your heart. I hope this is just the first of many novels to come, from Ms. Rowland!