Christine Schutt is the author of a short-story collection, Nightwork, chosen by poet John Ashbery as the best book of 1996 for the Times Literary Supplement. Her first Novel, Florida, was a National Book Award Finalist for fiction in 2004. She is also the author of the story collection A Night, A Day, Another Night, Summer. Her new novel, All Souls, is out now from Harcourt.
Christine Schutt recommends
Wait Till You See Me Dance (2017)
Deb Olin Unferth
"Wait Till You See Me Dance delivers on the promise of surprise in its title: Thirty-nine tap-dance sharp, hilarious stories take up people with hearts askew and right them. Disgruntled mothers, daughters, adjunct professors, speak in a voice 'with a tarp of sad earnestness' so as to win over the reader every time."
Disappearing Earth (2019)
"Julia Phillips’s novel is vividly real, but it reads at times like a suspenseful fairy tale. Here are portraits of different women with a shared yearning for autonomy, in a land inhospitable to it. Here, too, is a story in which, against all odds, they do not give up hope. Disappearing Earth is a brave, affecting accomplishment."
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