An Explanation for Chaos

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Soho Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Fiction - 165 pages
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In these stories, Julie Schumacher captures the intensely visceral dynamics of family, the inextricable bonds of siblings, and the dangers and mysteries of adolescence, all rendered with a pathos that is totally original.

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User Review  - Kristina Woods - Goodreads

Beautifully written gripping snapshots of the lives of several different families living in their own form of chaos. Read full review

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User Review  - Bonnie - Goodreads

Short stories are really not my thing but I enjoyed this except for the title story "an explanation of chaos". Read full review


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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 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.

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