Search Results: "Christine Schutt"


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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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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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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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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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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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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. 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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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 >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING by Christine Davenier
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"The original song with its three-part counterpoint is deliciously imagined on these pages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1961, Peter, Paul and Mary made an extremely engaging piece combining the title ditty, a game of hide-and-seek and snatches of nursery rhymes; Davenier takes it a visual step further to make an absolutely engaging picture book. Read full book review >

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THE PREDICTEDS by Christine Seifert
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While it tries to address the ethical problems of social engineering, the novel's concluding twist only highlights the lack of logic in both premise and tension. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
An experimental computer program's predictions on students' future behaviors interfere with one teen's quest to date her crush. Read full book review >