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Maile Meloy

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Maile Meloy was born in Helena, Montana, in 1972. A Family Daughter is her third book. Her short stories have been published in The New Yorker and The Paris Review. Her first story collection, Half in Love, received the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters , the John C. Zacharis Award from Ploughshares, and the PEN/Malamud Award. Her first novel, Liars and Saints, was shortlisted for Englands 2005 Orange Prize. Both books were New York Times Notable Books. She has also received The Paris Reviews Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in California.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, General Fiction, Romance
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2005) : Liars and Saints

Maile Meloy recommends
The Distance Home (2018)
Paula Saunders
"A bracing and beautiful novel about a fierce struggle for love and understanding in a South Dakota family, and about aspiration (both thwarted and encouraged) in an unforgiving place. Read it - it will break your heart and open it up."

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