Melanie Thernstrom is the author of The Dead Girl. A native of Boston, she graduated from Harvard University in 1987, and has taught writing at Cornell, Harvard, and Boston University. Her journalism has appeared in The New Yorker. She lives in New York City.
Elvis Presley is born in 1935 and, a little over 20 years later, he would have his first #1 single on the US charts, forever changing the landscape of popular culture and ushering in a new age of celebrity superstardom.