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Doubleday was founded in 1897. Among their first bestsellers was The Day's Work by Rudyard Kipling. Today, Doubleday publishes an array of commercial fiction, literary fiction and serious nonfiction titles.

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Dear Committee Members: A novel

Dear Committee Members - Julie Schumacher Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. Through a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, it becomes increasingly apparent that Jason's writing career—and his romantic life--is in the doldrums.

"This is a funny, very sad, disarming novel…My hat’s off to the author of this flawlessly written, highwire act of a book.”—Ann Beattie, author of Chilly Scenes of Winter and The New Yorker Stories