The Burning Girl

The Burning Girl

by Claire Messud


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393635027
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 534,500
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Claire Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The author of five other works of fiction including, most recently, The Burning Girl, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family.


Somerville, MA, USA

Place of Birth:

Greenwich, CT, USA


BA in Comparative Literature, Yale University, 1987, MA in English Literature, Jesus College, Cambridge University, 1989

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The Burning Girl 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was easy to get into and become attached to the characters quickly. The plot was filled with twists, and unpredictable. A good summary on modern day communities, families, and the people we love, whom we think we know, only to find in retrospect that you can rarely know all the details of someone's circumstance. People use affected personas, tell their own version of the truth as what might percieve at the time. All of us are fluid, in motion, constantly changing in some ways, while trying our best to put your best face forward in public and private.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't love this book. It moved really slowly, and dragged on far too long at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept waiting for something to HAPPEN! This is a character sketch of 2 girls and not much else...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought provoking
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Throughout the whole story you really want to know more about how Cassie ends up...the ending leaves you flat.