Search Results: "Christine Schutt"


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CHRISTINE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1983

"King's blend of adolescent raunch, All-American sentiment, and unsubtle spookery has never, since Carrie, been more popcorn-readable—with immense appeal for all those fans interested in the 522-page equivalent of a drive-in horror movie."
The Exorcist meets My Mother, The Car. . . in a chiller that takes a nifty Twilight Zone notion and stretches it out to King-sized proportions—with teen-gab galore, horror-flick mayhem, epic foreshadowing, and endlessly teased-out suspense. Read full book review >

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A DAY, A NIGHT, ANOTHER DAY, SUMMER by Christine Schutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2005

"Unparalleled etchings of loss and foreboding."
Eleven new stories from stylist Schutt attain a haunting beauty in elegiac moments. Read full book review >

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ALL SOULS by Christine Schutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Although appropriate to a travelogue of an insular world, the diffuse focus weakens the narrative drive. Still, the spare prose, every word freighted with meaning, rewards repeated readings."
A year (1997) in the lives of seniors at an exclusive Manhattan girls' school. Read full book review >

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NIGHTWORK by Christine Schutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1996

"Razor-sharp writing in stories sliced a little too thin—and admittedly close to the bone."
A debut collection made up of 17 stories (or, in some cases, slivers of story) told in voices flattened by despair. Read full book review >

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PROSPEROUS FRIENDS by Christine Schutt
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"This material does not do justice to Schutt's sharp-edged vision of contemporary mores."
This third novel from Schutt (All Souls, 2008, etc.) is the desultory story of an unhappy marriage. Read full book review >

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FLORIDA by Christine Schutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Still, despite the weaknesses: a dazzling start for a writer we want to hear from again."
Often brilliantly written if far too brief first novel from Schutt (Nightwork, stories: 2000) about a dotty AWOL mother and her young daughter set adrift among rich relatives in the Midwest Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A good story, and gorgeous writing."
A boozy, bitter pathologist becomes a most unwilling detective when he uncovers a baby-trafficking scheme in Dublin in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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FEEDING CHRISTINE by Barbara Chepaitis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"Four likable women and an unusual plot that lets readers learn to know them: a fine debut."
Memory, tradition, and family are the ingredients for a tale about how food can save the soul. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A natural history of bloodsuckers that shines in gory glory."
Schutt (Biology/C.W. Post Coll.) enthusiastically surveys the world of sanguivores and hematophages. Read full book review >

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THE BREAKING OF A WAVE by Fabio Genovesi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize for Young Authors, this immense, good-natured, self-indulgent tale offers a cumulative celebration of life in shaggy dog form."
After a tragedy, a quirky collection of adults and children fashions a new kind of family connected by commonplace philosophy, community, and the possibility of better. Read full book review >

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HELL'S GATE by Bill Schutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Fast-moving fun for thriller readers who enjoy a bit of horror and seeing bad guys get what's coming to them."
A World War II thriller with plenty of action and suspense in a most unusual setting. Read full book review >