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Melissa Pritchard
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Melissa Pritchard is the author of two short story collections, The Instinct for Bliss and Spirit Seizures, and two novels, Phoenix and Selene of the Spirits. Pritchard was awarded a Pushcart Prize for “Funktionslust,” which appeared in The Paris Review. Her story “Salve Regina” was included in Prize Stories 2000: The O. Henry Awards. Among numerous other awards, she has received the Flannery O’Connor Award, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and a Howard Foundation Fellowship from Brown University. She is Director of the M.F.A. Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University and is on the faculty of Spalding University.

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Disappearing Ingenue

Written by Melissa Pritchard


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 10, 2003
Price: $12.00

This wildly imaginative collection presents the misadventures of unlikely heroine Eleanor Stoddard as she tries to lead an exemplary life but finds that things just keep going awry. In the summer after sixth grade, she dreams of being as courageous as Anne Frank. As a teenager, her sudden devotion to Catholicism... Read more >
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Disappearing Ingenue

Written by Melissa Pritchard


Format: eBook
Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books
On Sale: June 10, 2003
Price: $9.99

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Late Bloomer

Written by Melissa Pritchard


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $14.95

Prudence True Parker teaches a course called Advanced Personal Journey at a community college in Arizona, but her own personal journey is not really advancing. She’s divorced, debt-ridden, and starting to feel desperate, when she meets Digby Deeds (alias Mildred Crowley), the author of the wildly successful Savage Passion romance series... Read more >
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Late Bloomer

Written by Melissa Pritchard


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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