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Julie Schumacher

Autor(a) de Dear Committee Members

11+ Works 2,565 Membros 166 Críticas

About the Author

Julie Schumacher received an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and an MFA degree in fiction from Cornell University. She is a professor of English at the University of Minnesota. A short story she wrote while attending Oberlin College was reprinted in The Best American Short Stories. She is mostrar mais the author of several books for adults and younger readers including The Book of One Hundred Truths, The Chain Letter, Grass Angel, and Dear Committee Members. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Julie Schumacher

Dear Committee Members (2014) 1,167 exemplares
Black Box (2008) 269 exemplares
The Book of One Hundred Truths (2006) 265 exemplares
The Chain Letter (2005) 191 exemplares
The Body Is Water (1995) 90 exemplares
The English Experience (2023) 88 exemplares
Grass Angel (2004) 45 exemplares
An Explanation for Chaos (1997) 27 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1958
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Educação
Oberlin College
Cornell University (MFA)
Ocupações
author
teacher
Organizações
University of Minnesota
Agente
Lisa Bankoff

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Julie Schumacher grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell University, where she earned her MFA. Her 2014 novel, Dear Committee Members, won the Thurber Prize for American humor; she is the first woman so honored. She lives in St. Paul and is a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English at the University of Minnesota.

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Very funny & probably too true.
 
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Abcdarian | 92 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
A library patron I hadn’t met before came to my desk saying she had a book suggestion, I began explaining about our online suggestion form and commenced filling it out for her until it became clear she’d just finished and returned the book to our library, and meant that she wanted to recommend I read the book—so I did. I too enjoyed the wit of the novel and the clever vehicle by which a story unfolds—a chronological series of letters, primarily LORs (letters of recommendation).

Trust an English professor (the female author gets to exercise her prowess with the male lead who shares her profession) to make a stealthy attempt to raise my Lexile level. Some of these words I had heard but couldn’t have used with confidence, others were completely new to me. I tired of copying them down, so this is an incomplete list (definitions compliments of Google’s online dictionary):
Imprimatur (person's acceptance or guarantee that something is of a good standard.)
Plenary ((of a meeting) to be attended by all participants at a conference or assembly, who otherwise meet in smaller groups.)
Screed (a long speech or piece of writing, typically one regarded as tedious.) ***Many will be surprised I didn’t know this word considering how many I have produced over the years.
Cipher (put (a message) into secret writing; encode.)
Divagate (to wander or stray from a course or subject : diverge, digress.)
Intercalate (insert (something) between layers in a crystal lattice, geological formation, or other structure.)
Encomiums (a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly.)

It’s only 180 pages—if you’re a faculty member, or were an English major, or just enjoy good wit, I think you’ll enjoy this.
… (mais)
 
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TraSea | 92 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2024 |
At times, so funny I laughed out loud.
 
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monicaberger | 92 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
mostly light, but fun - a view of the other side of academia
 
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danielskatz | 92 outras críticas | Dec 26, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
11
Also by
1
Membros
2,565
Popularidade
#10,012
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
166
ISBN
63
Línguas
1

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