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Julie Schumacher

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Julie Schumacher's first published story, "Reunion," was included in The Best American Short Stories 1983. Since then she's been writing about family relationships and parents and children for adult as well as younger readers. She is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota and lives with her family in St. Paul.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Julie Schumacher recommends
Rainlight (1998)
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"Poignant and vivid... McGhee's prose shimmers on every page."
Chronicles of a Radical Hag (2019)
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"A comic love letter to journalism and literature, Lorna Landvik’s newest novel is smart, funny, and intimate, with a terrifically memorable cast of small-town characters. Read the book, then head for the kitchen and start baking. Delicious!"
The Sun Collective (2020)
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"Only the supremely talented Charles Baxter could write a novel that combines blistering social critique with humor, mysticism, passion, and grief. The Sun Collective speaks directly to the unsettled time in which we live. The characters in this brilliant, beautiful, and deeply insightful book will live on in your imagination for years."
Better Luck Next Time (2021)
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"Do you want to read something funny? Let’s say, a novel set at a divorce ranch in Reno in the 1930s? A book with memorably eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, a satisfying plot twist, and some romance and sex? A feel-good literary comedy/western? Here it is, then, the book you've been looking for: Julia Claiborne Johnson’s Better Luck Next Time."

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