WorldCat Identities

Greene, Melissa Fay

Overview
Works: 36 works in 163 publications in 5 languages and 7,756 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HN79.G42, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Melissa Fay Greene
 
Most widely held works by Melissa Fay Greene
Praying for sheetrock : a work of nonfiction by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the events of 1978 in McIntosh County, Georgia, when the first black man was elected as a county commissioner
There is no me without you : one woman's odyssey to rescue Africa's children by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a revealing study of the human cost of the AIDS pandemic in Africa in a portrait of Haregewoin Teferra, a widowed recluse in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who has become the caretaker of sixty children orphaned and abandoned by the AIDS crisis
The underdogs : children, dogs, and the power of unconditional love by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen Shirk, felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient, was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was "too disabled." Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. "How many people are stranded like I was," she wondered, "who would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?" A thousand state-of-the-art dogs later, Karen Shirk's service dog academy, 4 Paws for Ability, is restoring broken children and their families to life. Long shunned by scientists as a manmade, synthetic species, and oft-referred to as "Man's Best Friend" almost patronizingly, dogs are finally paid respectful attention by a new generation of neuroscientists and animal behaviorists. Melissa Fay Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs with Karen's story and a few stories of suffering children and their heartbroken families
The Temple bombing by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By weaving together the parallel experiences of four different Atlanta communities - the white power structure, the white supremacists, the African Americans, and the Jews - Melissa Fay Greene places at the center of her narrative Jacob Rothschild, the Temple's outspoken rabbi and the lightning rod for the predawn attack. With the visceral power of great writing, The Temple Bombing illuminates as never before the danger facing everyday citizens who try to lead moral lives in an era of defiance. It is a vivid social history, a courtroom drama, and a page-turning mystery rich in character and incident
Last man out : the story of the Springhill Mine Disaster by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of how an incredibly lucky group of miners managed to live through the worst mining accident of the twentieth century, the 1958 explosion at Nova Scotia's Springhill Mine
There is no me without you : [one woman's odyssey to rescue Africa's children] by Melissa Fay Greene( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a revealing study of the human cost of the AIDS pandemic in Africa in a portrait of Haregewoin Teferra, a widowed recluse in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who has become the caretaker of sixty children orphaned and abandoned by the AIDS crisis
Last man out : [the story of the Springhill Mine Disaster] by Melissa Fay Greene( Recording )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the 1958 Springhill mining disaster and the daring rescue effort to pull the trapped men from the mine shaft
The underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene( Recording )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene comes a profound and surprising account of dogs on the front lines of rescuing both children and adults from the trenches of grief, emotional, physical, and cognitive disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder. "The Underdogs" tells the story of Karen Shirk, felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient, who was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was "too disabled." Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. "How many people are stranded like I was," she wondered, "who would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?" A thousand state-of-the-art dogs later, Karen Shirk's service dog academy, 4 Paws for Ability, is restoring broken children and their families to life. Long shunned by scientists as a manmade, synthetic species, and oft-referred to as "Man's Best Friend" almost patronizingly, dogs are finally paid respectful attention by a new generation of neuroscientists and animal behaviorists. Melissa Fay Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs with Karen's story and a few exquisitely rendered stories of suffering children and their heartbroken families. Written with characteristic insight, humanity, humor, and irrepressible joy, what could have been merely touching is a penetrating, compassionate exploration of larger questions: about our attachment to dogs, what constitutes a productive life, and what can be accomplished with unconditional love. --Container
There is no me without you : one woman's odyssey to rescue her country's children by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene puts a human face on the African AIDS crisis with this powerful story of one woman working to save her country's children. After losing her husband and daughter, Haregewoin Teferra, an Ethiopian woman of modest means, opened her home to some of the thousands of children in Addis Ababa who have been left as orphans. There Is No Me Without You is the story of how Haregewoin transformed her home into an orphanage and day-care center and began facilitating adoptions to homes all over the world, written by a star of literary nonfiction who is herself an adoptive parent. At heart, it is a book about children and parents, wherever they may be, however they may find each other
The Temple bombing by Melissa Fay Greene( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White supremacists in Atlanta are acquitted of dynamiting a Temple
Orphaned : one woman's mission to save Africa's AIDS children by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zij maakt het verschil : de dappere strijd van een vrouw in Afrika by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensverhaal van Haregewoin Teferra, een Ethiopische vrouw die zich bekommert om baby's en kinderen van wie de ouders aan aids zijn overleden
Mamma Africa : una storia vera by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alle meine Kinder" Haregewoin Teferra - ein Leben für die Waisen Äthiopiens by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allein 12 Millionen Kinder von AIDS-Opfern leben elternlos südlich der Sahara. Die Äthiopierin Haregewoin Teferra bietet Hunderten von ihnen Zuflucht und Hoffnung in der Ausweglosigkeit. Melissa Fay Greene hat ihre Lebensgeschichte aufgeschrieben, die eindringlich beweist, dass man als Einzelner unermesslich viel bewirken kann
Rescuing Julia twice : a mother's tale of Russian adoption and overcoming reactive attachment disorder by Tina Traster( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In moving and candid prose, Rescuing Julia Twice tells Traster’s foreign-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her gradual realization that something was "not quite right" with her daughter, Julia. Traster describes how uncertainty turned to despair until she learned that Julia suffered from reactive attachment disorder, a serious condition associated with young children who have been neglected, abused, or orphaned in infancy. Lifting the veil of secrecy that too often surrounds parents struggling with attachment issues, Traster describes how with work, commitment, and acceptance, she and her husband have been able to close the gulf between them and their daughter, then concludes with practical advice, strategies, and resources for parents and caregivers." -- Amazon.com
One woman's odyssey to rescue Africa's children by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haregewoin Teferra suffered depression after her daughter died while giving birth. But when the priests brought her two AIDS orphans she took them in and found a new reason to live. As the AIDS crisis, more children came to her and she turned none away
Ai xiang fei zhou yi yang kuan by Melissa Fay Greene( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No biking in the house without a helmet by Melissa Fay Greene( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loving portrait of a unique twenty first-century family as it wobbles between disaster and joy
The photographs of Esther Bubley by Esther Bubley( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of Layla : [a journey through Ethiopian adoption] by Emma Dodge Hanson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fay Greene, Melissa

Fay, Melissa

Greene, Melissa

Melissa Fay Greene American writer

Melissa Fay Greene écrivaine américaine

Melissa Fay Greene escriptora estatunidenca

Melissa Fay Greene escritora estadounidense

Melissa Fay Greene escritora estauxunidense

ميليسا فاي غريني كاتبة أمريكية

グリーン, メリッサ・フェイ

Languages
English (136)

German (6)

Chinese (3)

Italian (2)

Dutch (1)