There is more than one author named Amy Bloom. Amy Bloom (b. 1953) is an American writer who has worked as a psychotherapist and is the author of both fiction and nonfiction. She wrote "Away" and most of the books listed, but not the book about lacing and not the contribution to "A Fictional History of the United States" because that contribution is dated 1924 (per "Look Inside" on the Amazon web site). She is, however, the "Amy Beth Bloom" who wrote "Little Sweet Potato" (per her website, www.amybloom.com).