The Recipe for Revolution - A Novel
Publisher: Grove Press
In Recipe for Revolution, Chute returns to The Settlement community of Egypt, Maine, the setting of her acclaimed novels Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves, The School on Heart's Content Road, and The Beans of Egypt, Maine. This novel follows the enigmatic Gordon St. Onge as a revolution brews at the Settlement. The book tackles ideas of class, media, capitalism, corporate greed, and grassroots people power.
Chute was awarded the PEN New England Award for Literary Excellence in Fiction in 2015 and was included in the 2018 New York Times roundup of Maine women writers
Her latest book Treat Us Like Dogs received rave reviews in O Magazine, Vanity Fair, Boston Globe and more, and the New York Times Book Review hailed Chute as “the James Joyce of the backcountry, a Proust of rural society, an original in every meaning of the word.”
The New York Times ran an in-depth author profile of Carolyn by Chip McGrath on the front page of the Arts Section that coincided with the publication of The School on Heart's Content Road. Author profiles also appeared in Publisher's Weekly and The Bangor Daily News
The Beans of Egypt, Maine was a national bestseller (The New York Times, Washington Post, PW, Village Voice)