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Scott Hutchins is a former Truman Capote fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford University, where he currently teaches. His work has appeared in Story Quarterly, Five Chapters, The Owls, The Rumpus, The New York Times, San Francisco Magazine and Esquire. It has also been--strangely--set to music. He's the recipient of two Hopwood awards and the Andrea Beauchamp prize in short fiction. In 2006 and 2010, He was an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His first novel A Working Theory of Love is forthcoming from The Penguin Press.


Average rating: 3.39 · 1,383 ratings · 291 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
A Working Theory of Love
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 1,335 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
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I sometimes feel a little abashed to say how much I love this book, because if you're a serious literary person you can *only* like the Moviegoer. But Love in the Ruins is the first book I ever read by Percy, and I thought it was the smartest, funnie...more
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
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What It Is by Lynda Barry
What It Is
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This is the first memoir/activity book I've ever read, and a few times it made me burst into tears. It's such a beautiful artifact, as well as a beautiful book. My favorite thought: if we can have imaginary friends, can we also have imaginary enemies...more
Skylark by Dezső Kosztolányi
Skylark
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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I think people can be divided into two categories--those who prefer Kitty and Levin and those who prefer Anna and Vronsky. I'm firmly in the Anna and Vronsky camp. When Levin learns the Meaning of Life from the peasant anchorite I have to stifle a ya...more
Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy
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OK--one more book from Percy for the desert island. This book frames many of the absurdities of our every day lives--our inconsistencies, the difficulties of reconciling what we believe to be important to any source of meaning--as a long quiz-filled...more
The Price of the Ticket by James Baldwin
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I love Baldwin's fiction, but this collection of essays blows me away. His nonfiction voice is compassionate, self-deprecating, and incredibly smart. There's something of the oldest brother in his tone (I mean that in a good way). How he could see in...more
Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald
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Aside from Blue Flower, I've loved everything I've read by Fitzgerald. Each novel is a perfect little gem--all very different in their construction. I'm not sure I could even say who the protagonist of this book is--maybe it's the whole staff of the...more
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
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“When you spend significant amounts of time with someone they offer constant feedback, becoming part of the patterning of your brain. In other words, part of you. But I take your point -- constant feedback is not always deep feedback. A good measure of how much of you they've become is your level of distress when they're gone. If they form a large measure of your patterning, then you'll experience a major culling of the self. That's what's known as grief.”
Scott Hutchins, A Working Theory of Love

“Not everyone's life will be a great love story.”
Scott Hutchins, A Working Theory of Love

“I never forgot the way she looked; I just forgot that I knew.”
Scott Hutchins, A Working Theory of Love

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