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A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer DuBois.. There is nothing about this book not to like, from the daughter of the chess champion's mission to St. Petersburg to the steamy pursuit of meaning, this book does bi-continental, bi-generational double duty. Charming, funny, old-fashioned, quick-witted.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"In Jennifer duBois’ gorgeous novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, the personal, theoretical, and political are braided together into a seamless whole. . . . Moving yet startlingly funny—full of bravado, insight, and clarity. A Partial History of Lost Causes is a thrilling debut by a young writer who evidently shares the uncanny brilliance of her protagonists."


"[An] astonishingly beautiful and brainy debut . . . [a] stunning novel."


Author bio: Jennifer duBois is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently completing a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Originally from western Massachusetts, she lives in Northern California. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (384 pp. Emotional Chess: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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