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The School on Heart's Content RoadCarolyn Chute (The Beans of Egypt, Maine) deserves points for ambition.? The School on Heart's Content Road, her...The School on Heart's Content RoadFictionCarolyn Chute (The Beans of Egypt, Maine) deserves points for ambition.? The School on Heart's Content Road, her...2008-10-29Atlantic Monthly Press
Carolyn Chute, The School on Heart's Content Road
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The School on Heart's Content Road

Genre: Fiction; Author: Carolyn Chute; Status: In Season; Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

Carolyn Chute (The Beans of Egypt, Maine) deserves points for ambition.? The School on Heart’s Content Road, her sprawling new novel, incorporates dozens of voices, from the ruminations of crows to the kooky interior monologue of a 6-year-old. But while her material is lively — the plot revolves around a controversial polygamous commune in Maine — her storytelling is so jumpy and shrill that reading this book is both a challenge and a drag. C

Originally posted October 29 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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