Melinda Haynes

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Melinda Haynes
Born (1955-12-03) December 3, 1955 (age 58)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Occupation Novelist
Genres Southern Gothic
Literary movement Modernism, stream of consciousness
Notable work(s) Mother of Pearl, [Chalktown (2001)], [Willem's Field (2003]

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.[1] 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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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.

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