The Wonder Spot

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.74 X 0.64 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143037217
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About the Author

Melissa Bank (1960-2022) was the New York Times bestselling author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing and The Wonder Spot, which have been translated into thirty languages. Her short stories and nonfiction were published in the Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, Ploughshares, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine, and elsewhere, as well as broadcast by NPR and the BBC. She won the 1993 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction and held an MFA from Cornell University. A longtime resident of New York City and East Hampton, New York, she taught in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton and wrote until her passing in 2022.

Reviews

"Prodigiously talented, mordantly wry and wise, Bank offers... irresistible reading." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A five-course meal: loaded with pleasure." --Los Angeles Times

"Bank possesses a prodigious talent for snappy one-liners, and her self-deprecating anecdotes belie intelligence and sophistication." --The Washington Post

"Bittersweet, tremendously winning... enthralling and engaging." --Entertainment Weekly