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Melanie Crowder

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Melanie Crowder graduated in 2011 with an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of A NEARER MOON, AUDACITY, and PARCHED.

A West Coast girl at heart, Melanie now lives and writes in the beautiful state of Colorado.

Many thanks to School Library Journal for this lovely starred review of Three Pennies!   Some of my favorite parts: “The language of this short and intense story is spare and evocative, and the chapters are[...]
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Average rating: 4.06 · 1,801 ratings · 504 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Audacity

4.24 avg rating — 1,107 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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A Nearer Moon

3.67 avg rating — 442 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Parched

3.98 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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An Uninterrupted View of th...

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — expected publication 2017 — 2 editions
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Three Pennies

3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings3 editions
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“It felt like betrayal, finding joy even in little things when Willow was in danger.”
Melanie Crowder, A Nearer Moon

“The smile on his face said, pure and simple, those honey cakes came with a price. And his price was answers.”
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“You’ll see,” Mother assured her. “The fish will be just as friendly and the waves just as fresh in the new world the door makers find for us.”
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