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Stephen McCauley

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Stephen McCauley grew up outside of Boston and was more or less educated in public schools. He went to the University of Vermont as an undergraduate and studied for a year in France at the University of Nice.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Stephen McCauley recommends
The Innocents (2012)
Francesca Segal
"In Francesca Segal's capable hands, The Age of Innocence is transformed into a very contemporary novel of religious traditions, financial misdeeds, and the way family happiness sustains and strangles. Writing with warmth, humor, and control, Segal brings to life an impressively large cast of characters, and makes The Innocents a generous, memorable first novel that I found hard to put down."
The People We Hate at the Wedding (2017)
Grant Ginder
"It turns out that the people we hate at the wedding are the very people we most love reading about. Grant Ginder's smart, funny novel is madly insightful and contains some of the most delightfully difficult and fabulously flawed characters I've encountered in a long time."
Idyll Fears (2017)
(Thomas Lynch, book 2)
Stephanie Gayle
"A fascinating mystery-and a believable, complicated hero."
The Great Believers (2018)
Rebecca Makkai
"The Great Believers is a sprawling, wildly ambitious novel. Rebecca Makkai brings to life a large cast of characters, and weaves together the threads of her storyline with the ease and authority of a skilled magician. But in the end, what makes this novel such a rousing success is the emotional truthfulness of her characters and the way she captures the panic and rage of the period. I came to feel I knew these people, and was moved by the dilemmas and difficult choices they had to face."

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