I Know How This Ends

ISBN: 978-1-948018-35-7
400 Pages, 5 x 8
$13.95, Trade Paperback
Pub Date: Spring 2020

Why We Lie

ISBN: 978-1-948018-35-7
400 Pages, 5 x 8
$13.95, Trade Paperback
Pub Date: March 2019

“Former litigator Amy Impellizzeri, who clerked for two years at a Washington D.C., federal court, examines how #MeToo plays out in the legal and political arenas in Why We Lie. The novel weaves together several narrative threads, all centered on D.C., to look at the ways the powerful tend to escape culpability.”

The Truth About Thea: a novel

ISBN: 978-1-942545-65-1
284 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.99 Paperback
Pub Date: December 2016

Booklist logo

“Will keep readers guessing.” -- BOOKLIST

“Clever, mind-bending and darkly original.
Fast-paced and twisty, the unexpected ending
will have you gasping for air.”-- Heather Gudenkauf
New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not A Sound

Secrets of Worry Dolls: a novel

ISBN: 978-1-942545-65-1
284 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.99 Paperback
Pub Date: December 2016

“A story of redemption and rebirth in the midst of loss ...a haunting story of the past that can bind and the courage to break free.” —BOOKLIST

“A strong and memorable work of fiction.” —FOREWORD

“A novel of grief, love, and truth that offers insights about a family and a satisfying resolution.” —KIRKUS

Lemongrass Hope: a novel

ISBN: 978-1-939288-53-8
304 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.95 Paperback
Pub Date: October 2014

Lemongrass Hope is that fine and fresh thing...a truly new story. Kate is struggling with family life and love under stress in the here-and-now when her fate is struck by lightning, holding out the chance to love again through a meeting of souls in a time not her own. What she must consider is that dreams come true demand an excruciating choice. Amy Impellizzeri is a bold and tender writer, who makes the impossible feel not only real, but strangely familiar.” — Jacquelyn Mitchard
New York Times Bestselling Author, The Deep End of the Ocean

Lemongrass Hope, about love, time travel, and what lasts, is haunting, mesmerizing and unforgettable.”
— Caroline Leavitt, NYT Best-Selling Author



Amy Impellizzeri

Amy is a reformed corporate litigator and award-winning author. Amy’s first novel, Lemongrass Hope, was a 2014 Foreword Reviews Book-of-the-Year Bronze Winner. A favorite with book clubs, Lemongrass Hope was named the #1 reviewed book in 2014 by The Literary Connoisseur, and topped “Best of” Lists in 2015.

Her second novel, a mother-daughter family saga, Secrets of Worry Dolls, was released December 2016 and was a Foreword Reviews Editor’s Pick, a 2016 Foreword Reviews Book-of-the-Year Bronze Winner, and a Silver 2017 Benjamin Franklin Award Winner.

Impellizzeri’s third novel The Truth About Thea was chosen as the first Francis Ford Coppola Books & Bottles Club; chosen to place in everyroom at Acqualina Resort & Spa.

Impellizzeri’s fourth novel, Why We Lie was featured in Publishers Weekly Believe the Women feature.”

Her fifth novel is the paraquel to her debut ~ I Know How This Ends is a parallel novel to Lemongrass Hope!

Amy is also the author of Lawyer Interrupted (American Bar Association) and is a Tall Poppy Writer and served as the 2016 President of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.




Secrets of Worry Dolls won:

SILVER in the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards Cover Design



Lemongrass Hope won:





















I Know How This Ends (2020)

Amy Impellizzeri’s fifth novel, the paraquel to LEMONGRASS HOPE (!!!!) ~ I KNOW HOW THIS ENDS, a “Life of Pi” meets “Sliding Doors” meets “Sophie's Choice” time-bending novel about a young reporter swept into a story by twisted fate and synchronistic family secrets when time travellers collide.

Why We Lie (2019)

Examines the unexpected consequences of those who tell the truth about abuse and those who lie, and asks the question: is the truth always worth the cost?

Authored by former BigLaw litigator, two-year D.C. federal court clerk, Amy Impellizzeri's WHY WE LIE exposes the core of the #metoo movement in the legal/political realm--where powerful men have long been given a pass on criminal behavior, and victims have been discounted even within their closest circles.

Rising star politician and lawyer, Jude Birch, is clearly keeping secrets about his past from his wife. Jude has been the bystander of a seemingly gang-related shooting, but as the secrets kept since law school unravel--with the help of a zealous news reporter and the Capitol Police--his wife realizes he might not have been an unintended victim after all. Meanwhile, she makes every effort to clamp down a past marked by abuse and lies, and even a false accusation that still haunts her.

The Truth ABout Thea (2017)

Will, a recovering heroin addict turned counselor, for whom truth is important to recovery, has a dark secret past. Now Will is counseling Thea Brown, a young woman who has been diagnosed with a pathological addiction to disseminating fake information, and who has founded a start-up company (“Alibis”) that helps create false internet identities for clients. As Will works with Thea as a condition of her parole in a high-profile legal case, his past and present collide, and he learns at long last, the devastating truth about Thea.

Secrets of Worry Dolls (2016)

According to Mayan tradition, if you whisper your troubles to the Worry Dolls, they will do the worrying instead of you—therefore, it follows that Worry Dolls are the keepers of a great many secrets . . .

On the eve of the end of the world—according to the Mayan calendar—Mari Guarez Roselli’s secrets are being unraveled by her daughter, Lu.

Lu’s worry dolls are at-capacity as she tries to outrun the ghosts from her past—including loved ones stolen on 9/11—by traveling through her mother’s homeland of Guatemala, to discover the painful reasons behind her own dysfunctional childhood, and why she must trust in the magic of the legend.

Lemongrass Hope (2014)

Set in the past, and present, Lemongrass Hope is a captivating and unpredictable love story, with a dose of magical realism and time travel. It's a tale that invites you to suspend disbelief—or perhaps decide to believe once and for all—in the potent power of love and connection over time and choice.

Oh, and the dress. There’s this lemongrass dress . . .

“Those looking for magical realism won't have far to go, as Amy Impellizzeri's Lemongrass Hope is already earning a spot on many to-read lists.”
— Library Journal, October 15 Issue

“A layered, bittersweet romance that questions consequences and explores second chances.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Time itself is a villain in this unusual tale, yet the possibility of a dream come true remains on the horizon. Realistic portrayals mingle with strange phenomena in this heady mix of contemporary romance and psychic twilight.” — ForeWord Reviews, Fall 2014 Issue