Thernstrom, Melanie

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Thernstrom, Melanie Gender: F
born on 30 June 1964 at 13:58 (= 1:58 PM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°56' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°14 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 21°14'


American teacher and author of the 1990 best-seller "The Dead Girl." Thernstrom wrote this book about her friend Roberta Lee who was murdered 11/04/1984 in a park. While attending Harvard, she used the book as her senior thesis and later received $400,000 from a NY publisher for the publication. Currently she is a teacher and writer at Cornell University.

"Bibi Lee," the book's main character, was attending UC Berkeley and disappeared while jogging in an Oakland park. Her body was found five weeks later bludgeoned to death. Her boyfriend Bradley Page confessed to the murder and received a six year sentence.

In 1997, Thernstrom published her "Halfway Heaven: Diary of a Harvard Murder," in which she related another true crime. In May 1995, Sinedu Tadesse (whom Thernstrom had met briefly while teaching writing at Harvard) stabbed her sleeping roommate Tran Phuong Ho, a Vietnamese refugee and popular premed student, then hanged herself in the bathroom of their dorm.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death of Significant person 4 November 1984 (Best friend, Roberta Lee)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1990 (Noted book, "The Dead Girl")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1997 (Another murder book released)

Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes B.C.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Writing, Harvard)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction ("The Dead Girl")
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women