Melanie Pappadis Faranello






PAPER HOUSES (Novel-literary fiction) a dual-timeline twisty, psychological exploration of mistaken identity, longing and desire. Set in 1984 and 2001 Chicago, intertwining a reclusive groundskeeper and a  twelve-year-old girl in their desperate searches to reconnect with missing loved ones. 

IN OTHER KINDS OF WEATHER, (Novel-literary fiction), the cloaked normalcy of suburbia, questioning how well we truly know what is going on behind our neighbors’ doors, as a recently laid-off family man veers off course to save his family. 

A FLIGHT, A RABBLE, A WING: Notes on Grief and Belonging: (CNF)  a collection of creative non-fiction centering on various forms of loss. 

EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMETHING (Story Collection)  a collection of short stories exploring our human need for connection and the ways in which we struggle to attain it.

POETRY ON THE STREETS : A coffee table style collection of photographs and typewriter poetry spontaneously written by everyday people on the street 

Forward printed in published chapbook by contest judge and author, Dennis Cooper, for winning novel excerpt, The New School Chapbook Competition


  • Non-fiction book: Limbu Folklore: the collection and translation of oral folklore from the Limbu people of NepalPilgrims Publishing, Varanasi, India. 2004
  • Chapbook: Searching AnaNovel Excerpt, Winner of The New School Chapbook Award Series. Forward by contest judge, Dennis Cooper.
  • Collaborative Middle Grade Book: The Great CT Caper, by 12 CT authors and artists. CT Humanities Council 

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