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Maile Meloy - Author

About the Author

Maile Meloy has written several adult novels and short story collections.Her stories have been featured in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Granta. This is her first young adult novel.

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The Octopus Escapes

The Octopus Escapes

Author: Maile Meloy Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2021

Do Not Become Alarmed

Do Not Become Alarmed

Author: Maile Meloy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor mishaps lead the families further from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a heart-racing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the distraught parents - now turning on one another and blaming themselves - try to recover their children and their shattered lives.

Do Not Become Alarmed

Do Not Become Alarmed

Author: Maile Meloy Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Do Not Become Alarmed, written and read by Maile Meloy. When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ships comforts and possibilities seem infinite. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor mishaps lead the families further from the ships safety. One minute the children are there, and the next theyre gone. What follows is a heart-racing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the distraught parents - now turning on one another and blaming themselves - try to recover their children and their shattered lives.

Do Not Become Alarmed

Do Not Become Alarmed

Author: Maile Meloy Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2017

The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "e;smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for."e;';This summer's undoubtable smash hit an addictive, heart-palpitating story.' Marie ClaireThe sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared. When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship's comfort and ease. The four childrenages six to elevenlove the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence. But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. The disintegration of the world the families knewtold from the perspectives of both the adults and the childrenis both riveting and revealing. The parents, accustomed to security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed. Do Not Become Alarmed is a story about the protective force of innocence and the limits of parental power, and an insightful look at privileged illusions of safety. Celebrated for her spare and moving fiction, Maile Meloy has written a gripping novel about how quickly what we count on can fall away, and the way a crisis shifts our perceptions of what matters most.

After-Room

After-Room

Author: Maile Meloy Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2015

It's 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott are trying to live a safe, normal life in America. It's not easy, when they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster, and sinister forces are circling. Soon the advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into danger, and toward the land of the dead. Meanwhile, their friend Jin Lo washes up on a remote island where an American spy is stationed, and finds herself on the trail of a deadly threat in China. But she's on the other side of the worldhow can Janie and Benjamin reach her?The triumphant finale in the trilogy that began with Maile Meloy's bestselling, critically acclaimed The Apothecary, and continued in its captivating sequel, The Apprentices, The After-Room is full of enchantment and heart, with Ian Schoenherr's stunning illustrations throughout.From the Hardcover edition.

Devotion

Devotion

Author: Maile Meloy Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2015

From one of the most popular and acclaimed story writers of her generation, a single-volume short story.';That the yellow house was thrillingly affordable might have been a warning sign, if Eleanor had known how to read it. But she'd been desperate. She was sharing a room with her four-year-old daughter, Hattie, in her parents' house, and she had to get out.' From the award-winning novelist and short story writer Maile Meloy,Devotion: A Rat Storyis an exquisitely unsettling tale about a young single mother whose new home becomes a kind of nightmare she must resolve on her own.Eleanor is in such a rush to move away from her parents that she allows an imperious realtor to rush her to close on the too-good-to-be-true home without an inspection. Shortly after the house becomes legally herswith every cent and all of her pride and future tied up in the propertythe giant rats show themselves. In the yard, in the kitchen, on her daughter's bed. A walk around the block reveals a decrepit neighboring house where two elderly sisters are feeding and fostering thousands of unusal ';pets.' What has Eleanor done? What action can she possibly take now?In Meloy's characteristically clean, assured style, she captures the hopes and horrors of domestic life with an element of suspense that drives the listener feverishly to the end.

Apothecary

Apothecary

Author: Maile Meloy Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2011

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.

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