Nathan's debut novel, The Glass Wives, was published by St. Martin’s Griffin in May 2013.
Here Nathan dreamcasts an adaptation of her second novel, The Good Neighbor:
When I wrote The Good Neighbor, just like with my first novel and now my third, I didn’t see faces. I don’t imagine doppelgangers. I don’t envision actual people. Still, when I think about it, I imagine who could capture the essence of the character. For Izzy Lane, after much consideration and thought, I’ve come up with the perfect actress for the role: Sandra Bullock. I think Bullock would bring Izzy’s kind heart and crazy confusion to life. And, as the single mother of a young son, Bullock would definitely get Izzy’s single mom part perfectly. For Mrs. Feldman, I come up with Betty White because of her age. I see Mrs. Feldman though (when I force myself) more of an aged Meryl Streep. Mrs. Feldman is wise and kind of quirky with a big secret. I’d love to see Streep in that role. For Andrew, again, though neither of these actors are the right age, I picture someone like Josh Gad (who’s too young) or Albert Brooks (who’s too old – so let’s go with the 1991 Brooks from Defending Your Life). Izzy’s best friends are Jade and Rachel. Anne Hathaway would make a great urban Jade and Drew Barrymore would be a great suburban Rachel—again, they’re both moms and that would come through. I don’t think these actors are the right age either but hey, it’s Hollywood. We’ll hire a great make-up artist.Learn more about the book and author at Amy Sue Nathan's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.
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Coffee with a Canine: Amy Sue Nathan & Mitzi and Lizzie.
My Book, The Movie: The Glass Wives.
The Page 69 Test: The Glass Wives.
The Page 69 Test: The Good Neighbor.