The Dead Girl (Paperback)
"It's hard to know where to begin with a book like this... Let me just say it is amazing. Imagine if Joan Didion or Maggie Nelson wrote a true crime book. Thernstrom's pain and confusion over the murder of her best friend comes through on every page, and yet she is always quick to examine her own thoughts and emotions--how much of what she is feeling is 'real' and how much is just a need to put her life into the context of a story. Haunting. Brilliant." - Emily— From Emily's Staff Picks
About the Author
Melanie Thernstrom is an author and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. The author of Halfway Heaven: A Diary of a Harvard Murder (Doubleday, 1997) and The Pain Chronicle (FS&G 2010). The Dead Girl was her first book. Melanie lives with her husband and two children in Palo Alto, CA.
David Shields is the author of fifteen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead; Reality Hunger, named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications; and Black Planet, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in Seattle, WA.