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Devotion (Houghton Mifflin) Betrayal and forgiveness are subjects here. Howard Norman's signature melancholy pervades this exploration of romance, and he shows us how even people who...
Collected Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)C.K. Williams' Collected Poems covers a lifetime's concern with ethics and personal morality. As his work proceeds, he develops a quality of...
Sacred Games (Harper Collins)Gangsters, detectives, Bollywood movie stars--Chandra mobilizes the machinery of a thriller in order to reveal Bombay at its most various. Fascinating...
The Castle in the Forest (Random House) In the second of this two-part conversation about the bureaucratic, dim-witted culture that characterized the German provinces of Hitler's...
The Castle in the Forest (Random House) Now in his eighties, Norman Mailer has forsaken the violence and declarative sentences of his signature style for the...
Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties (Ecco) Robert Stone has written novels that are said to be the best descriptions of the American 1960's. In...
Zoli (Random House)The Romani poet, Zoli, is the latest heroine in Colum McCann's ongoing quest to understand the function of art.
House of Meetings (Knopf) Martin Amis has written a Russian novel--not just a Russian novel but a novel about the Gulags.
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name (Ecco) The possibility that there are those who choose to escape or evade their identities enters our exploration of...
Point to Point Navigation (Doubleday) Using his recent memoir as springboard, Gore Vidal nimbly leaps from the history of prose narrative to the contemporary decline...
Isabel Allende uncloaks Inés, a shrouded figure from the chronicles of Chilean history. She was a conquistadora, a conspirator--but also a healer.
Alice McDermott is a writer who believes in loading each facet of her work with resonance and significance, while composing an accessible, highly readable narrative.
The Open Curtain (Coffee House) The mystery at the heart of The Open Curtain derives from a violent, concealed episode in Morman history.
What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (McSweeney's) Autobiography, epic, documentary, novel--Dave Eggers explores the many facets of his protean new work.
The Stories of Mary Gordon (Pantheon) Mary Gordon makes distinctions. She writes only about characters who interest her, people she would be willing to meet and spend time...