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Dear Committee Members

Julie Schumacher

Dear Committee Members

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • College teachers,
  • Fiction,
  • Letters,
  • Employment references,
  • English teachers

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJulie Schumacher
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3569.C5548 D34 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination180 pages
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27163105M
    ISBN 100385538138
    ISBN 109780385538138
    LC Control Number2013043014
    OCLC/WorldCa863381720

    Catherine Smith Photography. Julie Schumacher’s first novel, The Body Is Water (Soho Press ) was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She is also the author of Doodling for Academics, a coloring and activity book for scholars; five novels for young readers; a collection of short stories; and the nationally best-selling Dear Committee Members, which.


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His department is facin. The complete review's Review. Dear Committee Members is an epistolary novel, but not one of real correspondence: the mail-traffic is strictly one-way, as readers only get to see Jason Fitger's Committee Members is also a campus/academic novel, as Fitger is a professor in the English Department at the fictional Payne University (not to be confused with Howard Payne.

“Dear Committee Members is a brilliant book that, in my head, sits comfortably on my prized shelf of academic novels, right between Lucky Jim and Pictures from an Institution. But it’s funnier than either, and more wrenching in the end.

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