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Melissa Ostrom

Biography

Melissa Ostrom

Melissa Ostrom teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Batavia, New York, with her family.

Melissa Ostrom

Books by Melissa Ostrom

by Melissa Ostrom - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

After surviving an assault at an off-campus party, 19-year-old Maggie is escaping her college town. She moves in with her Aunt Wren, a sculptor who lives in an isolated cabin bordered by nothing but woods and water. Maggie wants to forget, heal and hide, but her aunt’s place harbors secrets and situations that complicate the plan. Her troubles intensify when she begins to receive messages from another student who has survived a rape on her old campus. Just when Maggie musters the courage to answer her emails, the young woman goes silent.

by Melissa Ostrom - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

When Harriet’s brother decides to strike out for the Genesee Valley in Western New York, Harriet decides to go with him --- disguised as a boy. Their journey includes sickness, uninvited strangers and difficult emotional terrain as Harriet sees more of the world, realizes what she wants, and accepts who she’s loved all along.