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Excerpts of new book awarded a 2024 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, judges call the writing "haunting and powerful," “dynamic, difficult, and devastating," and "quite strong in its effect."

Mothertrucker feature and interview with Amy Butcher published in GQ China

Mothertrucker published in Chinese translation for Spring 2023

Mothertrucker published in German translation by HarperCollins for Fall 2022

The Wall Street Journal calls Mothertrucker "a rattling good story" that is "shot through with poignant insights."

Publishers Weekly calls Mothertrucker "tender and gripping" and "a trip readers won't soon forget."

Kirkus Reviews calls Mothertrucker "a searching and deeply empathetic memoir" and "a sobering reflection on verbal and psychological abuse [that] honors the healing power of female friendship and questions the nature of divinity beyond its constricting patriarchal manifestations."

Mothertrucker featured on NPR's All Sides Weekend Books

Katie Couric recommends Mothertrucker

Mothertrucker named a finalist for the 2022 Ohioana Book Award

"On Images of Violence" awarded a notable distinction in The Best American Essays Series 2021, guest edited by Kathryn Schultz

Guest Essay, "I Know All Too Well How a Lovely Relationship Can Descend Into Abuse," Appears In The New York Times

Joey Soloway, Julianne Moore Team To Adapt Trucking Memoir Mothertrucker

 Excerpts of Mothertrucker awarded a 2020 Individual Excellence Award by the Ohio Arts Council, judges call it 'well researched, 'very well-written,' and 'a positive antidote to the trauma of violence against women'

Early Praise

“Amy Butcher’s Mothertrucker is both an intimate portrait of an unforgettable woman and a powerful exploration of how the author finds her way to a more courageous life. There’s truth and beauty on every page of this gorgeous and gripping book.”



“I used to wonder what it would feel like to read a nonfictive piece of art that read like a literary novel, a mystery, a feature, the best of travel writing and welcoming theory. Now I know. A lot will be written about what Amy Butcher pulls off in this book. It’s the how that is unsettling in the best way, the how that moves this book from remarkable to a gritty greatness we seldom experience in American literature.”



“A beautifully written exploration of a woman’s endeavor to let go of fear and open herself to joy. Can the divine be found on the most dangerous ice road in Alaska? Or is it through our own souls’ journeys toward a most loving and merciful understanding of our own courage and pain? Or both and more? Amy Butcher takes us along for the ride with exquisite writing and heart-pounding yearning.”




For Mothertrucker media inquiries, please contact Suzanne Williams and Kristin Lunghamer

Suzanne Williams | | 908-375-8159

Kristin Lunghamer | | 646-435-9923

Literary Agent:

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New York, NY 10022

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Talent Agents:

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Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Suzanne Williams

(908) 375-8159


Kristin Lunghamer

(646) 435-9923

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