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Author:
Julie Schumacher
ISBN13:
978-0380728404
ISBN:
0380728400
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Publisher:
Avon Books (April 1, 1997)
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Genre Fiction
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1291 kb
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1976 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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476

Julie Schumacher is the author of the short story collection AN EXPLANATION FOR CHAOS. Her debut novel, THE BODY IS WATER, was a finalist for the 1996 Earnest Hemingway foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction and an ALA Notable Book of the Year.

Julie Schumacher is the author of the short story collection AN EXPLANATION FOR CHAOS. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories and in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards anthology, as well as the Atlantic Monthly and other publications. Ms. Schumacher is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota and lives with her family in St. Paul.

The Body Is Water book. Three months pregnant after a two-night stand, Jane Haus resigns. JULIE SCHUMACHER grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell University, where she earned her MFA. Her first novel, The Body Is Water, was published by Soho Press in 1995 and was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award.

12 quotes from The Body Is Water: ‘Jesus, my father mumbled whenever he opened the refrigerator and found health-food peanut butter, brown salt-free br. .See a Problem? We’d love your help. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Julie Schumacher grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell University

Julie Schumacher grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell University. Her first published story, Reunion, written to fulfill an undergraduate writing assignment ( tell a family tale ) was reprinted in The Best American Short Stories 1983. Subsequent stories and essays were published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, MS, The Chronicle for Higher Education, Prize Stories: The . enry Awards, and other venues.

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Julie Schumacher tells the story here of a family that is doing it's best to love one another, but sometimes our best is simply not good enough. Schumacher is adept at naming these often unnameable problems of life in stunning prose that at times just tore me apart-and this is the highest praise.

Schumacher knows just how to construct the secretive and stubborn facade of a family like thisin some ways, the problem is that she does the job too well. Jane, so adept at being guarded with her family, remains elusive, almost numbed, as a character. When pressed for information about her pregnancy, for instance, she's as coy with the reader as she is with her father, and it feels as if some promise has been brokenreaders always expect the inside scoop.

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Julie Schumacher proves the point and makes the most of it in this delicious romp of satire

Julie Schumacher proves the point and makes the most of it in this delicious romp of satire. Her 2014 novel, Dear Committee Members, won the Thurber Prize for American Humor; she is the first woman to have been so honored. She lives in St. Paul and is a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program and the.

"Four generations of us had occupied this space, argued in it and inexplicably blighted each other's days in it, all while looking out at the ocean, crashing and advancing every year."

Three months pregnant after a two-night stand, Jane Haus resigns her job teaching English to confront her ambivalence about having a baby. Drawn by an irresistible inner homing device, she returns to her childhood home on the New Jersey shore-to a gruff and eccentric father who spends his days in a room full of clocks; to her brilliant sister Bee, as efficiently organized as the summer is formless; to the blissfully hot privacy of an attic full of memories; to water. And in this chaotic season of growth Jane will try to piece together the puzzle of her family's history-searching for an understanding of the mother she never really knew...and reaching out for the solace only family can offer

  • Very enjoyable novel. Beautifully written and with lots of surprises, both in the story and character development. I found this book when I searched the author's name on Amazon (I was surprised to learn she is primarily a YA novelist). This book, however, wasn't written for the YA market. It was a great read.

    After reading her brilliant and superbly entertaining "Dear Committee Members, a Novel" -- please read it -- it's great -- I was eager to read more of her writing. "Dear Committee" is brilliant and exceptionally witty. I chuckled throughout. But Schumacher builds her story very skillfully. In the end, to my great surprise, I was deeply moved by the turn of events. I hadn't seen it coming. A remarkable book. Julie Schumacher -- please write another novel for us adults!

  • The author has a good sense of writing a story and produces a nice novel. I recommend this book. Above average..

  • If you don't like emotional books where the characters are sad and thoughtful, then this is not the book for you. Julie Schumacher tells the story here of a family that is doing it's best to love one another, but sometimes our best is simply not good enough. Schumacher is adept at naming these often unnameable problems of life in stunning prose that at times just tore me apart--and this is the highest praise. A wonderful book by a wonderful writer.

  • I read this book thinking it would be a great story. First of all, Jane's character is just not likeable - especially considering her lack of feelings for her unborn child. She seemed to have no real purpose and was boring. Bee was interesting you could say, but she wasn't any more likeable. What was with the Dad coming into Jane's room and telling her lies? I did not grasp that at all. The only characters I found somewhat interesting were the Dad and Mr. Denzer. This book started off okay for me, but quickly got boring and seemed to have no purpose. The ending was so awful that I just laughed. It would have been nice to know if Jane had ever bonded with her baby, or what she had done with it. Oh well, just my opinion. I think the story had potential, but was just kind of washed out.

  • I enjoyed this book because the characters and setting appeared to be not very sensitive and sentimental. I grew up in a community with a very sensitive and sentimental environment, and I like to read about other cultures, viewpoints, and ways of life. They probably weren't sensitive enough, but it was nice to read about a family that wasn't as sentimental as I am accustomed to. Their feelings didn't seem to be very deep and touchy. But sometimes that's what it takes to get by - don't be too sensitive.

  • A wonderfully written book about a complicated family. Perfect descriptions of relationships. I did not want the book to end, so slowed down, reading only a few pages toward the end.

  • One of the most interesting and well developed characters in modern fiction. You needn't have anything in common with her or her family to like them, and know they ring true. Ms. Schumacher has a wit matched only by Nelson Demille in "The Gold Coast". This type of author does not write often enough.

  • Set on the New Jersey shore, this easy reading book introduces the reader to a young woman who is about to become a unmarried mother. She is living with her father who was abusive to her as a child. She works through old and new feelings as she prepares for the birth of her child. The book is very gentle on the reader as well as on the main character. The supporting characters are also well developed. The story is realistic and engaging.