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Maile Meloy

Författare till The Apothecary

13+ verk 4,194 medlemmar 227 recensioner 6 favoritmärkta

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Maile Meloy was born in Helena, Montana on January 1, 1972. She received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of California, Irvine. Her works include Liars and Saints, A Family Daughter, and The Apothecary. She has won numerous awards including The visa mer Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize for Fiction for her story, Aqua Boulevard, in 2001; the PEN/Malamud Award for Half in Love in 2003; and the California Book Awards Silver Medal for Fiction for Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It. She has also received the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004. In 2007, she was chosen as one of Granta's 21 Best Young American Novelists. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Verk av Maile Meloy

The Apothecary (2011) 1,254 exemplar
Liars and Saints (2003) 632 exemplar
Do Not Become Alarmed (2017) 565 exemplar
The Apprentices (2013) 314 exemplar
A Family Daughter (2007) 288 exemplar
Half in Love : Stories (2002) 237 exemplar
The After-Room (2015) 124 exemplar
The Octopus Escapes (2021) 67 exemplar
Devotion: A Rat Story (2015) 29 exemplar
Säilitage rahu : [romaan] (2018) 1 exemplar
The Proxy Marriage 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 277 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 226 exemplar
Granta 97: Best of Young American Novelists 2 (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 196 exemplar
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 126 exemplar
Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 67 exemplar
Best New American Voices 2000 (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 47 exemplar
The Best of Montana's Short Fiction (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar


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What a lovely book and a pleasant surprise! I had won a copy of this book years ago and never got around to reading it, but I'm so pleased I picked it up. The historical details are well-researched and woven into the story. The characters are fully fleshed-out and delightful. Janie, Benjamin, and Pip make a wonderful trio. The magical details added a fantastic element to a story full of courage, love, and friendship.
ad_astra | 84 andra recensioner | May 1, 2024 |
A while ago I said I was I taking a break from reading books about middle-class, middle-aged marriages and their discontents, but with this collection of short stories I'm back.

Meloy's perfectly written stories are about yearning and frustration (which, we all know, are the essential themes of middle-class, middle-age life, even if you're not married--or middle-aged). Sad as the stories were, I admired the writing and insight tremendously.

My favorite story, and probably the most lighthearted, was "Lilliana," wherein a rich old grandma comes back from the dead, but not really.

Finally, the title of the book, taken from a poem by A.R. Ammons, really does sum it up well. To quote one of the stories, "The force with which he wanted it both ways made him grit his teeth. What kind of fool wanted it only one way?"
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LibrarianDest | 33 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |
The narration was a little jumpy at times, which makes sense, but was difficult to follow sometimes when listening to on audiobook.
Danielle.Desrochers | 30 andra recensioner | Oct 10, 2023 |
This YA book was an adventure set initially in the USA during the 1950's era of anti-communist McCarthyism. The story quickly moves to London, UK where the Scott family travels to escape persecution as alleged communists. The 2 main protagonists (Benjamin and Janie) embark on a mission to outwit Soviet agents and free Ben's kidnapped father.

While the plot's plausibility is questionable, the story is intriguing and the adventure is definitely engaging with a fair amount of quirky and suspenseful episodes. The rules of alchemy are observed, albeit a bit deceptively, in the process of using medicinal plants in the London from the physic garden to make 'magic' elixirs.
The middle-grade students can enjoy a story here with lots of imagination and learn some history which is presented very unobtrusively.
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SandyAMcPherson | 84 andra recensioner | Jul 23, 2023 |



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