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Jul 23, 2024 | ISBN 9780593685754

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Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by LitHub

“Schumacher’s skewering of academia remains sharp as ever… fans of the first two entries will find much to like here… [a] worthy final adventure.”

“Julie Schumacher’s novel completes her trilogy of biting send-ups of academia, starring a hapless English professor…the perfect back-to-school novel for cynics.”
The Washington Post

“Comfortably sitting alongside classic academic satires such as Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim and David Lodge’s Changing Places, Schumacher’s trilogy brilliantly skewers the soulless, administrator-led world of contemporary universities, concluding with this edifying and satisfying novel.”

“Julie Schumacher’s The English Experience is as wise and hilarious and heartbreaking novel as we’re likely to get this year.  Even more impressive is the fact that she makes it all look so easy.”
Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls and Somebody’s Fool

“Schumacher’s third novel focusing on academic misadventures…features her melodic sentences and trademark witticisms…a witty academic farce…[that] captures the wry humor of study abroad adventures.”
Minnesota Monthly

The English Experience can be read as a very clever farce about shepherding clueless American students through their study abroad program, or as an careful dissection of the education system itself, depending on whether or not the reader has ever taught at a small liberal arts college. Either way, Julie Schumacher packs us in the suitcase and takes us along for the hilarious, harrowing ride.”
Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House

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