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Contemporary Fiction | Notable Fiction and Poetry of 2000


Notable Fiction and Poetry of 2000:

Selections from the New York Times Book Review

December 3, 2000


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Ackroyd, Peter. The Plato Papers: A Novel. London: Chatto & Windus, 1999.
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PR6051.C64P58 1999

Adams, Alice. After the War: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2000.
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PS3551.D324 A67 2000

Allen, Jeffery Renard. Rails Under My Back: A Novel. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3551.L39383 R35 2000

Antrim, Donald. The Verificationist. New York: Knopf, 2000.
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PS3551.N85 V4 2000

Azadeh, Carol. The Marriage at Antibes: Fiction. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2000.
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PR6051.Z33 M37 2000

Bahr, Howard. The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2000.
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PS3552.A3613 Y4 2000

Banks, Russell. The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.
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PS3552.A49 A85 2000

Barton, Emily. The Testament of Yves Gundron. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3552.A7685 T4 2000

Bausch, Robert. A Hole in the Earth. New York: Harcourt, 2000.
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PS3552.A847 H65 2000

Baxter, Charles. The Feast of Love. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.
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PS3552.A854 F43 2000

Bell, Madison Smartt. Master of the Crossroads. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.
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PS3552.E517 M37 2000

Beller, Thomas. The Sleep-Over Artist. New York: Norton, 2000.
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PS3552.E53364 S55 2000

Bellow, Saul. Ravelstein. New York: Viking, 2000.
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PS3503.E4488 R38 2000

Beowulf : A New Verse Translation. Seamus Heaney. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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PE1583.H432 2000
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Bingham, Robert. Lightning on the Sun: A Novel. New York : Doubleday, 2000.
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PS3552.I496 B56 2000

Brodsky, Joseph. Collected Poems in English. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3552.R6229 A6 2000

Brown, Rosellen. Half a Heart. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3552.R7 H35 2000

Busch, Frederick. Don't Tell Anyone. New York: W.W. Norton : 2000
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PS3552.U814 D66 2000

Bush, Catherine. The Rules of Engagement. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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PR9199.3.B797 R85 2000

Carson, Anne. Men in the Off Hours. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2000.
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PS3553.A7667 M46 2000

Chabon, Michael. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2000.
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PS3553.H15 A82 2000

Clark, Martin. The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living: A Novel. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2000.
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PS3553.L37 M36 2000

Crace, Jim. Being Dead. London: Viking, 1999.
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PR6053.R228B45 1999
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Danielewski, Mark Z. Mark Z. Danielwski's House of Leaves. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.
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PS3554.A5596 H68 2000

Dante Alighieri. Purgatorio: A New Verse Translation, by W.S. Merwin. New York: Knopf, 2000.
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PQ4315.3 .M47 2000

Dark, Alice Elliott. In the Gloaming: Stories. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
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PS3554.A714 I52 2000

Davies, Peter Ho. Equal Love: Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
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PR6054.A89145 E68 2000

D'Erasmo, Stacey. Tea: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2000.
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PS3554.E666 T4 2000

Desai, Anita. Diamond Dust: Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PR9499.3.D465 D52 2000

Drury, Tom. Hunts in Dreams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PS3554.R84 H56 2000

Earley, Tony. Jim the Boy: A Novel. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 2000.
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PS3555.A685 J55 2000

Ebershoff, David. The Danish Girl: A Novel. New York: Viking, 2000.
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PS3555.B4824 D36 2000

Emerson, Gloria. Loving Graham Greene: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2000
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PS3555.M4 L68 2000

Findley, Timothy. Pilgrim: A Novel. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000.
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PR9199.3.F52 P55 2000

Fitzgerald, Penelope. The Means of Escape. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PR6056.I86 M43 2000

Gay, William. The Long Home. Denver: MacMurray & Beck, 1999.
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PS3557.A985 L66 1999

Gilbert, Elizabeth. Stern Men. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PS3557.I3415 S74 2000

Gilling, Tom. The Sooterkin. New York: Viking, 2000.
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PR9619.3.G538 S66 2000

Goldberg, Myla. Bee Season: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2000.
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PS3557.O35819 B44 2000

Goldstein, Rebecca. Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal and Quantum Physics. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PS3557.O398 P76 2000

Graham, Jorie. Swarm: Poems. New York: Ecco Press, 2000.
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PS3557.R214 S98 2000

Grass, Günter. Too Far Afield. New York: Harcourt, 2000.
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PT2613.R338 W453413 2000

Hamid, Mohsin. Moth Smoke. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3558.A12 M68 2000

Hamilton, Jane. Disobedience: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2000.
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PS3558.A4428 D57 2000

Harrison, Jim. The Beast God Forgot to Invent. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 2000
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PS3558.A67 B4 2000

Hemon, Aleksandar. The Question of Bruno. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2000.
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PS3558.E479155 Q47 2000

Hiaasen, Carl. Sick Puppy: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
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PS3558.I217S53 2000

Hoffman, Alice. The River King. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2000.
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PS3558.O3447 R58 2000

Holman, Sheri. The Dress Lodger. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000.
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PS3558.O35596 D74 2000

Homer. Odyssey; translated by Stanley Lombardo. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co., 2000.
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PA4025.A5 L66 2000

Howard, Richard. Trappings: New Poems. New York: Turtle Point Press, 1999.
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PS3558.O8826 T73 1999

Isegawa, Moses. Abyssinian Chronicles. New York: Knopf, 2000.
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PT5881.19.S24A2413 2000

Ishiguro, Kazuo. When We Were Orphans. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
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PR6059.S5 W47 2000

Jha, Raj Kamal. The Blue Bedspread: A Novel. New York: Random House, 1999.
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PR9499.3.J49 B57 1999

Jin, Ha. The Bridegroom Stories. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000
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PS3560.I6 Q54 2000

Johnson, Denis. The Name of the World / New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.
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PS3560.O3745 N36 2000

Johnson, Diane. Le Mariage. New York: Dutton, 2000.
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PS3560.O3746 M37 2000

Kennedy, A. L. So I Am Glad. London: J. Cape, 1995.
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PR6061.E38S67 1995

Klam, Matthew. Sam the Cat and Other Stories. New York: Random House, 2000.
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PS3561.L22 S26 2000

Koch, Kenneth. New Addresses: Poems. New York: Knopf, 2000.
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PS3521.O27 N49 2000
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Lanchester, John. Mr. Phillips. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2000.
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PR6062.A4863 M7 2000b

Landis, James David. Longing. New York: Harcourt, 2000.
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PS3562.A4767 L66 2000

Leebron, Fred. Six Figures. New York: Knopf, 2000.
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PS3562.E3666 S59 2000

Lent, Jeffrey. In the Fall. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000.
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PS3562.E4934 I5 2000

Lessing, Doris May. Ben, in the World: the Sequel to The Fifth Child. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
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PR6023.E833 B4 2000

Livesey, Margot. The Missing World: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 2000.
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PR9199.3.L563 M57 2000

MacLeod, Alistair. No Great Mischief. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000.
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PR9199.3.M3342 N6 2000

Mallon, Thomas. Two Moons: A Novel. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.
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PS3563.A43157 T96 2000

Malouf, David. Dream Stuff: Stories. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.
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PR9619.3.M265 D74 2000

Mantel, Hilary. Fludd. London: Penguin, 1990,
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PR6063.A438 F58 1990

Maupin, Armistead. The Night Listener: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins, 2000
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PS3563.A878 N5 2000

Maxwell, Glyn. The Boys at Twilight: Poems 1990-1995. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PR6063.A869 B68 2000

Maxwell, Glyn. Time's Fool: A Tale in Verse. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PR6063.A869 T5 2000

McGrath, Patrick. Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution. New York: Random House, 2000.
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PS3563.C3663 M37 2000

Mishra, Pankaj. The Romantics: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2000.
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PR9499.3.M538 R66 2000

Murray, Les A. Learning Human: Selected Poems. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2000.
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PR9619.3.M83 A6 2000

Nelson, Antonya. Living to Tell: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2000.
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PS3564.E428 L58 2000

Oates, Joyce Carol. Blonde. New York: Ecco Press, 2000.
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PS3565.A8 B476 2000

O'Brien, Edna. Wild Decembers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PR6065.B7 W55 2000

Ondaatje, Michael. Anil's Ghost. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
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PR9199.3.O5 A84 2000

Paine, Tom. Scar Vegas: And Other Stories. New York: Harcourt, 2000.
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PS3566.A342 S33 2000

Palliser, Charles. The Unburied. London: Phoenix House, 1999.
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PR6066.A43U5 1999a

Pearson, T. R. Blue Ridge. New York: Viking, 2000.
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PS3566.E235 B58 2000

Pinsky, Robert. Jersey Rain. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2000.
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PS3566.I54 J47 2000

Powers, Richard. Plowing the Dark. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3566.O92 P56 2000

Prose, Francine. Blue Angel: A Novel. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000.
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PS3566.R68 B58 2000

Reiken, Frederick. The Lost Legends of New Jersey. New York: Harcourt, 2000.
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PS3568.E483 L67 2000

Rosenfield, Israel. Freud's Megalomania. New York: Norton, 2000.
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PS3568.O8176 F73 2000

Roth, Philip. The Human Stain. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PS3568.O855 H8 2000
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Safire, William. Scandalmonger. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
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PS3569.A283 S33 2000

Salzman, Mark. Lying Awake. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
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PS3569.A4627 L95 2000

Saunders, George. Pastoralia: Stories. New York: Riverhead Books, 2000.
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PS3569.A7897 E53 2000

Schappell, Elissa. Use Me. New York: W. Morrow, 2000.
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PS3569.C474 U84 2000

Schnackenberg, Gjertrud. The Throne of Labdacus. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3569.C5178 T48 2000

Schulze, Ingo. Simple Stories. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
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PT2680.U453 S5513 2000

Scott, Joanna. Make Believe: A Novel. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 2000.
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PS3569.C636 M34 2000

Scribner, Keith. The Goodlife. New York: Riverhead Books, 1999.
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PS3569.C735 G66 1999

Shand, Rosa. The Gravity of Sunlight. New York: Soho Press, 2000.
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PS3569.H3288 G73 2000

Sharma, Akhil. An Obdient Father. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3569.H34287 O23 2000

Sharp, Paula. I Loved You All. New York: Hyperion, 2000.
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PS3569.H3435 I15 2000

Slotkin, Richard. Abe: A Novel. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2000.
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PS3569.L695 A64 2000

Smiley, Jane. Horse Heaven. New York: Knopf, 2000.
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PS3569.M39 H67 2000

Smith, Zadie. White Teeth: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2000.
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PR6069.M59 W47 2000
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Sontag, Susan. In America: A Novel. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3569.O6547 I5 2000

Soueif, Ahdaf. The Map of Love. London: Bloomsbury, 1999.
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PR6069.O78M3 1999

Tarloff, Erik. The Man Who Wrote the Book: A Novel. New York: Crown Publishers, 2000.
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PS3570.A626 M3 2000

Toíbín, Colm. The Blackwater Lightship / New York : Scribner, 2000.
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PR6070.O455 B57 2000

Toole, F. X. Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner. New York: Ecco Press, 2000.
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PS3570.O438 R67 2000

Toynton, Evelyn. Modern Art: A Novel. Harrison, N.Y.: Delphinium Books, 2000.
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PS3570.O97 M6 2000

Trevor, William. The Hill Bachelors. New York: Viking, 2000
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PR6070.R4H55 2000

Tuck, Lily. Siam or The Woman Who Shot a Man: A Novel. Woodstock: Overlook Press, 1999.
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PS3570.U236 S53 1999

Updike, John. Gertrude and Claudius. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2000.
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PS3571.P4 G47 2000
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Vidal, Gore. The Golden Age: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2000.
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PS3543.I26 G65 2000

Wang, Lulu. The Lily Theater: A Novel of Modern China. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2000.
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PT5881.33.A583 L4813 2000

White, Edmund. The Married Man. New York: Knopf, 2000.
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PS3573.H463 M37 2000

Williams, Joy. The Quick and the Dead: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000
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PS3573.I4496 Q53 2000

Willis, Sarah. Some Things that Stay. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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PS3573.I4565557 S66 2000