Melissa Bank





Melissa Bank


Born
Philadelphia, PA, The United States
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"Melissa Bank (born in 1961 in Philadelphia) is an American author. She has published two books, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, a volume of short stories, and The Wonder Spot," a novel, which have been translated into over thirty languages. Bank was the winner of the 1993 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction. She currently teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.

Bank was born in Philadelphia; her father, a neurologist, died of leukemia in his late 50s. Bank attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges,and has an MFA from Cornell University."

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Average rating: 3.28 · 120,853 ratings · 3,681 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Girls' Guide to Hunting...

3.27 avg rating — 109,721 ratings — published 1998 — 55 editions
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The Wonder Spot

3.25 avg rating — 5,979 ratings — published 2005 — 41 editions
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The Worst Thing a Suburban ...

3.93 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2005
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Speaking With the Angel

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3.52 avg rating — 5,236 ratings — published 2000 — 29 editions
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“I felt I couldn't lose anything else, but just then I realized I already had: I'd lost the hope that I would ever be loved in just that way again.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

“We are all children until our fathers die.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

“You don't need a reason to forgive... If you want to go on with someone, that is what you do. ”
Melissa Bank

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