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St. Paul Pioneer Press Reviews Scott Dominic Carpenter's Debut Novel

June 24, 2013

The St. Paul Pioneer Press recently published a review of Scott Dominic Carpenter's debut novel, "Theory of Remainders," calling it "a compelling debut novel...a fast-paced, well-written story that is a perfect summer read for thinking people." The complete review can be found here.

“Theory Of Remainder” (Winter Goose Publishing) tells the tale of a father who seeks the truth about a traumatic past. Despite a career spent helping others, psychiatrist Philip Adler has never recovered from the loss of his own daughter fifteen years ago. When a funeral draws him back to his ex-wife’s homeland of France, the trip impels him to confront the past in a final search for answers, closure, and his daughter’s body.

Monkey See Monkey Read Bookstore in Northfield will host Carpenter at a special booksigning event on Tuesday, June 25. Additional upcoming readings and signings are scheduled at the Minneapolis Women's Club on Wednesday, June 26; and the Laureate's Writer's Series in Winona on Tuesday, July 2.

Scott Dominic Carpenter is a professor of French at Carleton College and the author of the recent short story collection, “This Jealous Earth” (MG Press, 2013). A Pushcart Prize nominee, Carpenter has published broadly in literary journals. His work has been included in the “Best Indie Lit New England 2012.”

More information about Carpenter and “Theory Of Remainders” can be found online at and