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At Briarwood School for Girls - A Novel - cover

At Briarwood School for Girls - A Novel

Michael Knight

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

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Reminiscent of Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, Joe College by Tom Perrotta, and Slam by Nick Hornby, Briarwood combines the witty intelligence of the campus novel with the taut, finely-hewn prose of “master” storyteller Knight (Deep South)The story is in part based on a planned theme park called “Disney’s America” in the historic Virginia countryside; the project was derailed after widespread protest from groups objecting to the commercialized Civil War and slavery exhibits in the parkKnight’s work has been lauded by writers such as Ann Patchett, Adam Johnson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Barry Hannah, and Richard Bausch, and compared to the work of Eudora Welty, O. Henry, Anton Chekhov and John Cheever among others.Eveningland was a New York Times’ Editors’ Choice, winner of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, and longlisted for the 2018 Southern Book PrizeKnight’s most recent novel, The Typist, was an Indie Next Selection and Oprah.com Book of the Week, and was selected as a Best Book of the Year by The Huffington Post and The Kansas City Star, among other places.His short stories have appeared in magazines and journals like The New Yorker, Oxford American, Paris Review and The Southern Review and have been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories and New Stories from the SouthKnight’s debut, Divining Rod, won the Fellowship of Southern Writers New Writing Award and the Dictionary of Literary Biography’s Best First Novel Award

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