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Melinda Haynes

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Occupation  Novelist
Literary movement  Modernism
Role  Novelist
Name  Melinda Haynes
Genre  Southern Gothic

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Born  December 3, 1955 (age 60) Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States (1955-12-03)
Notable works  Mother of Pearl, [Chalktown (2001)], [Willem's Field (2003]
Books  Mother of Pearl, Chalktown, Willem's Field, The Eternal Trust, Breach of Trust

Melinda Haynes (born 1955) is an American novelist. She grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. For much of her adult life she was a painter. In 1999, she wrote her first published novel, Mother of Pearl, while living in a mobile home in Grand Bay, Alabama. Melinda Haynes currently resides in Mobile, Alabama with her husband, Ray. Her writing is intimately connected with the Mississippi of the 1950s and the 1960s.

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Works

In June 1999, Haynes' first novel, Mother of Pearl (1999, ISBN 0-7868-6485-0, hardcover) was chosen to be a member of Oprah's Book Club. The novel also was a New York Times' Best Seller.

Her second novel Chalktown (May 2, 2001, ISBN 0-7862-3356-7, hardcover) was published by Hyperion Books in Hardback (317 pp) & Paperback (368 pp).

Haynes's third book is titled, Willem's Field (2003, ISBN 0-7432-3849-4). Willem's Field is a 432-page print hardback & paperback book.

References

Melinda Haynes Wikipedia


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