Melanie Sumner is the award-winning author of The Ghost of Milagro Creek, The School of Beauty and Charm, and Polite Society. Her short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the New York Times, Seventeen, and many other magazines and anthologies. She is the recipient of a NEA Fellowship in fiction, a PEN America grant, a Whiting Award, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists in 1995. She is currently an assistant professor of English at Kennesaw State University, Georgia.
Aristotle “Aris” Thibodeau is twelve-and-a-half years old and destined for greatness. Ever since her father’s death, however, she’s been stuck in the small town of Kanuga, Georgia, where she has to manage her mother Diane’s floundering love life...[SEE MORE]