Melissa Scholes Young

Melissa Scholes Young

Melissa Scholes Young was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain's beloved​ boyhood home. She's lived a lot of places since she left, but Hannibal is still her hometown.

Her writing has been published in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Narrative, Ploughshares, and other literary journals. She's a Contributing Editor at Fiction Writers Review and Editor of an anthology of D.C. Women Writers, Grace in Darkness.

Melissa Scholes Young writes now from Washington, D.C. where she teaches College Writing and Creative Writing at American University. Her debut novel, FLOOD, is available from Center Street, a division of the Hachette Book Group.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, kids, and a chocolate labrador named Huckleberry Finn.

Follow her on Twitter: @mscholesyoung

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    • Flood

    • A Novel
    • By: Melissa Scholes Young
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    Laura Brooks fled her hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, 10 years ago after a historic flood and personal heartbreak. Now, she's returned unannounced. She says she's home for a brief visit and her high school reunion, but she's carrying too much luggage for that: literal and metaphorical....

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