Book List in Order: 7 titles

  • It’s September 1999 and the world is on the cusp of a new millennium. In rural Maine, Gordon St. Onge, known as “The Prophet”, presides over his controversial Settlement, a place rumored to be a cult, where his many wives and children live off ...


  • Legendary storyteller Carolyn Chute returns to the setting of her bestseller "The Beans of Egypt, Maine". Centered on one controversial man’s attempt to create an alternative community away from the strictures of modern life and mainstream American...


  • Carolyn Chute’s newest paperback returns to her beloved town of Egypt, Maine and delivers a rousing, politically charged portrait of those living on the margins of our society.The School on Heart’s Content Road begins with Mickey Gammon, a fiftee...


  • A mother and daughter see the news reports that a senator has been assassinated in the lobby of Boston's venerable Parker House. They hear that his killer, Robert Drummond, has escaped, prompting a nationwide manhunt. And yet Robert, wounded and suff...


  • New York Newsday called Chute’s third book about Egypt, Maine, “a passionate and gorgeously written homage to americanca’s poor.” With Lloyd Barrington, a modern-day Robin Hood, at the head of the huge cast of characters, this is a “big, am...


  • Tells the stories of the inhabitants of Miracle City, including Big Lucien, owner of the auto parts store, Crowe Bovey, a mechanic, Ernie Train, a country music star, and June Marie, who's in business for herself...


  • There are families like the Beans all over America. They live on the wrong side of town in mobile homes strung with Christmas lights all year around. The women are often pregnant, the men drunk and just out of jail, and the children too numerous to c...