Cold Girls

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5.34 X 8.05 X 1.02 inches | 0.72 pounds

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About the Author

Maxine Rae attended Tulane University where she was taught and singled out for commendation by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. While working on Cold Girls, Maxine received feedback and mentorship from National Book Award Finalist Charles Baxter. She later revised and workshopped the manuscript in the selective Novel-In-a-Year program at StoryStudio Chicago, whose artistic director is Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Finalist and Andrew Carnegie Medal winner Rebecca Makkai. As a young, queer woman from the Chicago area, Maxine has written a debut molded by personal experience and emotional truth.


"[A] poignant, deeply moving portrait of friendship and grief. . . . Reading like a next-generation Perks of Being a Wallflower, this is the perfect what's-next for readers who cried their way through Benway's A Year to the Day and Thao's You've Reached Sam, or those who appreciate the power of a life-changing friendship." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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