Samantha Hunt





Samantha Hunt

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Samantha Hunt was born in 1971 in Pound Ridge, New York, the youngest of six siblings. She was raised in a house built in 1765 which wasn't haunted in the traditional sense but was so overstuffed with books— good and bad ones— that it had the effect of haunting Hunt all the same. Her mother is a painter and her father was an editor. In 1989 Hunt moved to Vermont where she studied literature, printmaking, and geology. She got her MFA from Warren Wilson College and then, in 1999, moved to New York City. While working on her writing, she held a number of odd jobs including a stint in an envelope factory.

Samantha Hunt received a National Book Foundation award for authors under 35, for her novel, The Seas. The Invention of Everything Else was sh...more


Average rating: 3.67 · 2,143 ratings · 430 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Invention of Everything...
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,312 ratings — published 2008 — 26 editions
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The Seas
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 480 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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The Yellow
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2010
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McSweeney's #11
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2003
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My Inventions and Other Wri...
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Trampoline: An Anthology
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Re:Telling
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“I'll just tell you what I remember because memory is as close as I've gotten to building my own time machine.”
Samantha Hunt, The Invention of Everything Else

“Wait," I say. "I think you're mistaken. Saying there is no dream is the same as saying everything is a dream. Isn't it? Everyone's a dreamer? Extraordinary things happen all the time even when we're awake. What I meant to suggest to you, if indeed that was me in your dream doing the suggesting, is that there is only one world. This one. The dream is real. The ordinary is the wonderful. The wonderful is the ordinary.”
Samantha Hunt, The Invention of Everything Else

“I would like to give you more of my heart,but there is nothing more I can give you. I gave you everything and you crushed it into bits.”
Samantha Hunt, The Invention of Everything Else

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