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Maile Meloy


Maile Meloy

Maile Meloy is the author of the novels LIARS AND SAINTS and A FAMILY DAUGHTER and the story collections HALF IN LOVE and BOTH WAYS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT IT, which was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times and She has also written a trilogy for young readers, beginning with THE APOTHECARY, which was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2012 E.B. White Award.

Meloy’s short stories have been published in The New YorkerThe Paris ReviewGranta and BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2015, and she has received The Paris Review’s Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two California Book Awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2007, she was chosen as one of Granta’s 21 Best Young American Novelists. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalThe New Yorker, SlateSunset and O.

Her new novel for adults is DO NOT BECOME ALARMED.

Maile Meloy

Books by Maile Meloy

by Maile Meloy - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they’re gone. The disintegration of the world the families knew --- told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children --- is riveting and revealing. The parents, accustomed to security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed.