Jennifer Reese
October 29, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The School on Heart's Content Road

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Carolyn Chute
publisher
Atlantic Monthly Press
genre
Fiction

We gave it an C

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

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