Get to know Amy Lin

Amy Lin is a writer and educator who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her work has been published in Ploughshares and she has been awarded residencies from Yaddo and Casa Comala.



Favorite place in the world

stretchy, silken hours that slip by reading

Favorite place to read

by the sea after a long time away

Books by Amy Lin

Here After: A Memoir

Published March 5, 2024

  • A USA TODAY Bestseller
  • Starred reviews from Kirkus ReviewsBooklist, and Library Journal
  • A March Book of the Month Selection
  • An Apple Books “Best Book of March”
  • SheReads and ELLE Most Anticipated Book of 2024


Here After is an intimate story of deep love followed by dizzying loss; a stunning, taut memoir from debut author Amy Lin so finely etched and powerful that it will alter readers' hearts.



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“When he dies, I fall out of time.”

Amy Lin never expected to find a love like the one she shares with her husband, Kurtis, a gifted young architect who pulls her toward joy, adventure, and greater self-acceptance. But on a sweltering August morning, only a few months shy of the newlyweds’ move to Vancouver, thirty-two-year-old Kurtis heads out to run a half-marathon with Amy’s family. It is the last time she sees her husband alive.

Ten days after this seismic loss, Amy is in the hospital, navigating her own shocking medical crisis and making life-or-death decisions about her treatment.

What follows is a rich and unflinchingly honest accounting of her life with Kurtis, the vortex created by his death, and the ongoing struggle Amy faces as she attempts to understand her own experience in the context of commonly held “truths” about what the grieving process looks like. 

Here After is a love story and a meditation on the ways in which Kurtis’ death shatters any set ideas Amy ever held about grief, strength, and memory. Its power will last with you long after the final page.

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Here After: A Memoir