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Southern Women Writers Conference 2009: Melissa Fay Greene

"Many Souths: Remembering, Sustaining, Creating."

About the Author

Melissa Fay Greene is a native of Macon, Georgia, whose book, Praying for Sheetrock (1991), about the political awakening of the isolated African-American community of coastal McIntosh County, was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Award and winner of multiple other literary awards.  Her second book, The Temple Bombing (1996), is about the attack by segregationists on an Atlanta synagogue in October 1958. 

Greene also writes for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Reader's Digest, Newsweek, Life, The Washington Post, Ms, and Parenting.  Her most recent offering is There Is No Me Without You:  One Woman's Odyssey To Rescue Her Country's Children (2007), the story of Haregewoin Teferra, an Ethiopian widow whose home became a refuge for hundreds of AIDS orphans.

Books by Melissa Fay Greene

Praying for Sheetrock:  A Work of Nonfiction
Call Number:  HN79.G42 M354 1991
Location:  Circulating Collection -- 2nd Floor Memorial Library

The Temple Bombing
Call Number:  F294.A89 J536 1996
Location:  Circulating Collection -- 2nd Floor Memorial Library

Last Man Out:  The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster
Call Number:  TN806.C2 G74 2003
Location:  Circulating Collection -- 2nd Floor Memorial Library

There is No Me Without You:  One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children
Call Number:  HV1344.5 Z8 A334 2006