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The School on Heart's Content Road

(2008)
A novel by

 
Since her astonishing debut, The Beans of Egypt, Maine, best-selling novelist Carolyn Chute has been heralded as a passionate voice of the underclass, earning comparisons to Faulkner, Steinbeck, and Flannery O'Connor. Her first novel in ten years returns to Egypt, and is a rousing, politically charged portrait of a group of lives on the margins of our society. The School on Heart's Content Road spirals out from the story of Mickey Gammon, a fifteen-year-old dropout who has been evicted from his home and introduced to the secretive world of the Settlement. Run by 'The Prophet,' the Settlement is a rural cooperative in alternative energy, farm produce, and locally made goods. Falsely demonized by the media as a compound of sin, the Settlement's true nature remains foreign to outsiders. It is there that Mickey meets another deserted child, six-year-old Jane, whose mother is in jail on trumped-up drug charges. 'Secret Agent' Jane cunningly prowls the Settlement in her heart-shaped sunglasses, imagining that her plans to bring down the community will reunite her with her mother. As they struggle to adjust to their new, complex surrogate family, Mickey and Jane witness the mounting unrest within the Settlement's ranks, which soon builds to a shocking and devastating crescendo.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
ISBN: 0-87113-987-1 / 978-0-87113-987-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
ISBN: 0-8021-4415-2 / 978-0-8021-4415-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
ISBN: 1-5012-7174-1 / 978-1-5012-7174-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
ISBN: 1-5012-7990-4 / 978-1-5012-7990-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
ISBN: 1-4233-7456-8 / 978-1-4233-7456-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2008 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
ISBN: 1-4233-7458-4 / 978-1-4233-7458-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
ISBN: 1-4233-7457-6 / 978-1-4233-7457-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2008 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
ISBN: 1-4233-7459-2 / 978-1-4233-7459-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The School on Heart's Content Road
Author(s): Carolyn Chute
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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