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Maggie Shipstead
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Maggie Shipstead is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her first novel, Seating Arrangements, was a New York Times best seller, a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction.

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January 6, 2015
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Astonish Me

Written by Maggie Shipstead


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.00

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Astonish Me
A novel
Written by Maggie Shipstead


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $25.95

From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations.

Astonish Me is the irresistible story of... Read more >

Astonish Me
A novel
Written by Maggie Shipstead


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Exam Copy
Seating Arrangements

Written by Maggie Shipstead


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.00

A San Francisco Chronicle and Daily Candy Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction
Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize

The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to the... Read more >

Exam Copy
Seating Arrangements

Written by Maggie Shipstead


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $25.95

Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements is a stunning debut, an irresistible social satire that is also an unforgettable meditation on the persistence of hope, the yearning for connection, and the promise of enduring love.

Winn Van Meter is heading for his family’s retreat on the pristine New England island of Waskeke. Normally a... Read more >

Seating Arrangements

Written by Maggie Shipstead


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $9.99

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