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Thon, Melanie Rae

Overview
Works: 26 works in 89 publications in 5 languages and 5,194 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Short stories  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Lectures  Periodicals  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3570.H6474, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melanie Rae Thon
The voice of the river by Melanie Rae Thon( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Missing: seventeen-year-old Kai Dionne and his dog Talia. The search for these two spans a single day, morning twilight to late evening, from the time Kai leaps in a half-frozen river to save the dog to the hour he and Talia are recovered. Each person who comes to the river brings his or her secret needs and desires; each has known loss, and all are survivors: a homeless boy tries to find himself, his lost twin, his double; a childless mother grieves for her son and daughter; a man who shot his father recalls a tender, intimate night when the father was kind, and not afraid, and not angry. Kai and Talia belong to, and are loved by, a whole community. As strangers work together toward a single cause, they become family--bound by love not only to the ones lost, but to all who gather."--Publisher's description
Sweet hearts by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled child of rape, Flint grows up with a taste for violence at a young age and embarks on a crime-filled journey to the Crow Indian Reservation with the one person he loves and trusts, his little sister Cecile
Iona Moon by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iona Moon struggles with her life as a resident of the Kila Flats, a poverty striken community where only the poor exist
The best American short stories, 1995 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Jane Smiley( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories by authors such as Rick Bass, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Mono, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1991
First, body : stories by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven stories on the seamy side of life. The story, Nobody's Daughter is on a homeless black girl, while Father, Lover, Deadman, Dreamer is on a woman who ran over a drunk 20 years earlier and is still haunted by it
Meteors in August : a novel by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charged by lyrical prose and vivid evocations of a more-than-human world, Meteors in August proves itself a magnificent debut, a tale of despair and salvation in all their many forms Lizzie Macon is seven when her father drives a Native American named Red Elk out of their valley and comes home with blood on his clothes. The following year, her older sister, Nina, cuts her head from every family photograph and runs away with Red Elk's son and their unborn child. Nina's actions have consequences no one could have predicted: jittery reverberations of violence throughout the isolated northern Mont
Girls in the grass : stories by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of a 1997 Whiting Writers'Award One of Granta's "Best Young American Novelists"Ranging across a uniquely American landscape, from rural Idaho and suburban Arizona to downtown Boston, the eleven stories in this eagerly awaited reissued collection explore with painful lyricism the harsh awakenings of adolescence: eroticism and hypocrisy, love and violence, responsibility and guilt, adult inconstancy and the random cruelty of life and death
Silence & song by Melanie Rae Thon( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigrants lost in the blistering expanse of the Sonoran Desert, problem bears, bats pollinating saguaros, a Good Samaritan filling tanks at emergency water stations, and the terrified runaway boy who shoots him pierce the heart and mind of Rosana Derais. "Vanishings," the first story in Silence and Song, is a love letter, a prayer to these strangers whose lives penetrate and transform Rosana's own sorrow. In "Translations," the prose poem connecting the two longer fictions, child refugees at a multilingual literacy center in Salt Lake City discover the merciful "translation" of dance and pant
In this light : new and selected stories by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features short stories that include a drunk driver's hit-and-run accident, a grieving slave who kills the white child in her care, and two abandoned kids dancing in front of a neighbor's Christmas lights
Girls in the Grass : Tales of Love and Lies by Melanie Rae Thon( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

& ldquo;A bold variety of stories about characters ranging in age from ten to ninety. These tales push swiftly to the heart of pain, need, and understanding. & rdquo; & mdash; Chicago Tribune A failed seduction ... the dangerous, nearly fatal bonds of sisterhood ... madness and murder in pre & ndash;Civil War Georgia. From the inner-city streets of Detroit to the heart of Idaho, in prose that can shimmer like stardust or cut like a scalpel, these passionate and sometimes-terrifying stories expose lives shadowed by guilt, love, random cruelties, and tender mercies
Filles de personne by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de nouvelles où les personnages n'ont rien à perdre, du vétéran coincé dans une morgue sous le corps d'une femme obèse à cette femme qui se souvient avoir tué un Indien vingt ans auparavant, saoule, au volant de sa voiture
The 7th man by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PromptPress( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of 7 visual artists responding to The Good Samaritan Speaks by Melanie Rae Thon
Augustnächte Roman by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First by Melanie Rae Thon( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niemandes Töchter Stories by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bodies of birds by Melanie Rae Thon( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Reading Series : Melanie Rae Thon and Lance Olsen, professors of English, University of Utah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lecture given as part of the English Reading Series held in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium on October 31, 2014
The Idaho review( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Sweet heartsIona MoonThe best American short stories, 1995 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesThe best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesFirst, body : storiesGirls in the grass : storiesIn this light : new and selected stories
Alternative Names
Melanie Rae Thon American writer

Melanie Rae Thon escriptora estatunidenca

Melanie Rae Thon escritora estadounidense

Melanie Rae Thon escritora estauxunidense

Rae Thon, Melanie

Rae Thon, Melanie 1957-

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