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Contemporary Fiction | Notable Fiction and Poetry of 2001


Notable Fiction and Poetry of 2001:

Selections from the New York Times Book Review

December 2, 2001


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Anastas, Benjamin. The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor's Disappearance. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,2001.
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PS3551.N257 F3 2001

Baida, Peter. A Nurse's Story, And Others. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi 2001.
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PS3552.A3625 N87 2001

Bainbridge, Beryl. According to Queeney. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2001.
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PR6052.A3195 A64 2001

Banville, John. Eclipse: A Novel. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2001.
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PR6052.A57 E25 2001

Barker, Pat. Border Crossing. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
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Harper Library
PR6052.A6488 B6 2001

Barnes, Julian. Love, Etc. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
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PR6052.A6657 L68 2001

Beattie, Ann. Perfect Recall: New Stories. New York: Scribner, 2001.
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PS3552.E177 P47 2001

Begley, Louis. Schmidt Delivered. New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 2000.
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PS3552.E373 S38 2000

Benedict. Elizabeth. Almost. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
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Harper
PS3552.E5396 A79 2001

Berne, Suzanne. A Perfect Arrangement: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2001.
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PS3552.E73114 P47 2001

Boland, Eavan. Against Love Poetry. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001.
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PR6052.O35 A72 2001

Bowles, Paul. The Stories of Paul Bowles. New York: Ecco Press,2001.
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PS3552.O874 A6 2001

Boxer, Sarah. In the Floyd Archives: A Psycho-Bestiary. New York: Pantheon Books, 2001.
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PN6727.B685 I52 2001

Bromell, Henry. Little America: A Novel. New York: Knopf,2001.
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PS3552.R634 L58 2001

Brookner, Anita. The Bay of Angels: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2001.
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PR6052.R5816 B3 2001

Buchan, James. The Persian Bride. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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PR6052.U215 P4 2000

Byatt. A. S. The Biographer's Tale. London: Chatto & Windus, 2000.
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PR6052.Y2B56 2000.

Cambor, Kathleen. In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
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PS3553.A4277 I5 2001

Canin, Ethan. Carry Me Across the Water: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2001.
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PS3553.A495 C37 2001

Canty, Kevin. Honeymoon and Other Stories. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2001.
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Harper Library
PS3553.A56 H66 2001

Carey, Peter. True History of the Kelly Gang. New York: Knopf, 2000.
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PR9619.3.C36T7 2000
Editors' Choice

Carroll, Jonathan. The Wooden Sea. New York: Tor, 2001.
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PS3553.A7646 W6 2001

Carson, Anne. The Beauty of the Husband : A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos. New York: Knopf, 2001
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PS3553.A7667 B43 2001

Celan, Paul. Selected Poems and Prose; translated by John Felstiner. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001.
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PT2605.E4 A22 2001

Chaon, Dan. Among the Missing. New York: Ballantine Books,2001.
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PS3553.H277 A8 2001

Cohen, Robert. Inspired Sleep: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2001.
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PS3553.O4273 I57 2001

Collins, Billy. Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems. New York: Random House,2001.
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PS3553.O47478 S25 2001

Cooke, Carolyn. The Bostons. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
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PS3553.O55495 B67 2001

Crace, Jim. The Devil's Larder. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
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PR6053.R228 D48 2001

Crumey, Andrew. Mister Mee. London: Picador, 2000.
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PR6053.R76M57 2000

Delbanco, Nicholas. What Remains. New York: Warner Books, 2000.
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PS3554.E442 W47 2000

DeLillo, Don. The Body Artist : A Novel. New York : Scribner, 2001.
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Harper
PS3554.E4425 B63 2001

Di Piero, W. S. Skirts and Slacks: Poems. New York, NY: A.A. Knopf,2001.
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PS3554.I65 S55 2001

Donoghue, Emma. Slammerkin. London: Virago Press, 2000.
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PR6054.O547 S53 2000

Drabble, Margaret. The Peppered Moth. New York: Harcourt 2001.
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Harper
PR6054.R25 P4 2001

Durham, David Anthony. Gabriel's Story. New York: Doubleday 2001.
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PS3554.U677 G33 2001

Ellroy, James. The Cold Six Thousand: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 2001.
Harper Lib
PS3555.L6274 C65 2001

Erdrich, Louise. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
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Harper
PS3555.R42 L37 2001

Franzen, Jonathan. The Corrections. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
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PS3556.R352 C67 2001
Editors' Choice

Galbraith, Douglas. The Rising Sun. London: Picador, 2000.
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PR6057.A37R57 2000

Gardam, Jane. The Flight of the Maidens. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2001.
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PR6057.A623 F57 2001

Gavell, Mary Ladd. I Cannot Tell a Lie, Exactly: and Other Stories. New York: Random House, 2001.
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PS3557.A9546 R67 2001

Ghosh, Amitav. The Glass Palace : A Novel. London: HarperCollins, 2001.
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PR9499.3.G536 G58 2000 American edition available in Harper: PR9499.3.G536 G58 2001

Gilchrist, Ellen. Collected Stories. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 2000.
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PS3557.I34258 A6

Gold, Glen David. Carter Beats the Devil: A Novel. New York: Hyperion, 2001.
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PS3607.O43 C37 2001

Golding, Paul. The Abomination. London: Picador, 2000.
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PR6057.O42A64 2000

Goodman, Allegra. Paradise Park: A Novel. New York: Dial Press, 2001.
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Harper
PS3557.O5829 P37 2001

Gurganus, Allan. The Practical Heart: Four Novellas. New York: Knopf, 2001.
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Harper
PS3557.U814 P73 2001

Gutiérrez, Pedro Juan. Dirty Havana Trilogy; translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
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PQ7390.G83 T7513 2001

Hoffman, Alice. Blue Diary. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2001.
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Harper
PS3558.O3447 B58 2001

Hornby, Nick. How to be Good. New York: Riverhead Books, 2001.
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PR6058.O689 H69 2001

Howard, Maureen. Big as Life: Three Tales for Spring. New York: Viking, 2001. 2001.
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PS3558.O8823 B54 2001

Humphreys, Helen. Afterimage: A Novel. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2001.
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PR9199.3.H822 A69 2001

Hynes, James. The Lecturer's Tale. New York: Picador USA, 2001.
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PS3558.Y55 L43 2001

Irving, John. The Fourth Hand: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2001
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Harper
PS3559.R8 F68 2001b

Isaacs, Susan. Long Time No See. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001
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PS3559.S15 L6 2001

Kanon, Joseph. The Good German: A Novel. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2001.
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PS3561.A476 G66 2001

Kidd, Chip. The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters. New York: Scribner, 2001.
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PS3611.I39 C48 2001

Kinder, Chuck. Honeymooners : A Cautionary Tale. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
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PS3561.I426 H66 2001

Kirn, Walter. Up in the Air. New York: Doubleday, 2001.
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PS3561.I746 U6 2001

Koeppen, Wolfgang. The Hothouse; translated by Michael Hofmann. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001.
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PT2621.O46 T713 2001

Krouse, Erika. Come Up and See Me Sometime. New York: Scribner, 2001.
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PS3561.R68 C66 2001

Kurlansky, Mark. The White Man in the Tree and Other Stories. New York: Washington Square Press, 2000.
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Harper
PS3561.U75 W45 2000

Kurzweil, Allen. The Grand Complication. New York: Hyperion, 2001.
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Harper
PS3561.U774 G73 2001

LaFarge, Paul. Haussmann, or, The Distinction: A Novel. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001
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PS3562.A269 H38 2001

Leigh, Julia. The Hunter. London: Faber, 2000.
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PR9619.3.L455H867 1999

Livesey, Margot. Eva Moves the Furniture. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2001.
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PR9199.3.L563 E84 2001

Lodge, David. Thinks-: A Novel. New York: Viking, 2001.
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Harper
PR6062.O36 T5 2001

Lopez, Barry. Light Action in the Caribbean: Stories. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2000.
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PS3562.O67 L5 2000

MacLeod, Alistair. Island: The Complete Stories. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001.
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Harper
PR9199.3.M3342 A6 2001

Marai, Sandor. Embers; translated by Carol Brown Janeway. New York: Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, |2001.
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PH3281.M35 G94 2001

Marcom, Micheline Aharonian. Three Apples Fell from Heaven. New York: Riverhead Books, 2001.
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PS3563.A63629 T47 2001

Mason, Bobbie Ann. Zigzagging Down A Wild Trail: Stories. New York: Random House, 2001.
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PS3563.A7877 Z35 2001

McCracken, Elizabeth. Niagara Falls All Over Again. New York: Dial Press, 2001.
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PS3563.C35248 N5 2001

McFarland, Dennis. Singing Boy: A Novel. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2001.
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PS3563.C3629 S56 2001

McPhee, Jenny. The Center of Things. New York: Doubleday, 2001.
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PS3563.C3887 C4 2001

Menendez, Ana. In Cuba I was a German Shepherd. New York: Grove Press, 2001.
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PS3563.E514 I5 2001

Merrill, James. Collected Poems. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 22001.
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Harper
PS3525.E6645 A17 2001

Messud, Claire. The Hunters : Two Short Novels. New York: Harcourt, 2001.
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PS3563.E8134 S5 2001

Miller, Sue. The World Below: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 2001.
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Harper
PS3563.I421444 W67 2001

Moody, Rick. Demonology: Stories. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 2000.
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PS3563.O5537 D45 2000

Muldoon, Paul. Poems, 1968-1998. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
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Harper
PR6063.U367 A6 2001

Munro, Alice. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship: Marriage Stories. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2001.
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Harper
PR9199.3.M8 H38 2001
Editors' Choice

Oates, Joyce Carol. Faithless : Tales of Transgression. New York: Ecco Press, 2001.
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PS3565.A8 F35 2001

O'Faolain, Nuala. My Dream of You. New York: Riverhead Books, 2001.
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PR6065.F33 W48 2001

Olafur Johann Olafsson. The Journey Home. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.
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PT7511.O439 S5613 2000

Orner, Peter. Esther Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001
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PS3615.R58 E88 2001

Oz, Amos. The Same Sea; translated by Nicholas de Lange. New York: Harcourt, 2001
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PJ5054.O9 O8613 2001

Pamuk, Orhan. My Name is Red; translated from the Turkish by Erdag Gvknar. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. >BR>Harper Lib
PL248.P34 B4613 2001

Payne, Peggy. Sister India. New York: Riverhead Books, 2001.
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PS3566.A954 S57 2001

Phillips, Max. The Artist's Wife: A Novel. New York: Henry Holt, 2001.
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PS3566.H487 A89 2001

Power, Nani. Crawling at Night. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001.
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PS3566.O83577 C7 2001

Robison, Mary. Why Did I Ever? Washington: Counterpoint, 2001
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PR9199.3.M8 H38 2001

Roley. Brian Ascalon. American Son: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton,2001.
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PS3568.O5333 A84 2001

Roth, Philip. The Dying Animal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
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Harper
PS3568.O855 D95 2001

Rushdie, Salman. Fury: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2001.
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Harper
PR6068.U757 F87 2001

Russo, Richard. Empire Falls. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2001.
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Harper
PS3568.U812 E57 2001

Schickler, David. Kissing in Manhattan. New York: Dial Press, 2001.
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PS3569.C4848 K5 2001

Schlink, Bernhard. Flights of Love: Stories; translated from the German by John E. Woods. New York: Pantheon Books, 2001.
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PT2680.L54 L5413 2001

Schulman, Helen. P.S.: A Novel. New York: Bloomsbury: Distributed to the trade by St. Martin's Press, 2001.
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PS3569.C5385 P18 2001

Sebald, Winfried Georg. Austerlitz. Munchen: Hanser, 2001.
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PT2681.E15A87 2001
Editors' Choice
English translation: PT2681.E18 A9513 2001

Shakar, Alex. The Savage Girl: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
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Harper
PS3619.H35 S28 2001

Silver, Marisa. Babe in Paradise: Fiction. New York : W.W. Norton, 2001.
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PS3619.I55 B34 2001

Simpson, Helen. Hey Yeah Right Get a Life. London: Jonathan Cape, 2000.
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PR6069.I4226H5 2000

Singer, Isaac Bashevis. More Stories From My Father's Court; translated from the Yiddish by Curt Leviant. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
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Harper
PJ5129.S49 A25 2000

Spark, Muriel. Aiding & Abetting. New York: Doubleday, 2001
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PR6037.P29 A74 2001

Spencer, Elizabeth. The Southern Woman: New and Selected Fiction. New York: Modern Library, 2001.
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PS3537.P4454 S68 2001

Spiotta, Dana. Lightning Field: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2001.
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PS3619.P65 L54 2001

Suri, Manil. The Death of Vishnu. New York: Norton, 2001.
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Harper
PS3569.U725 D43 2001

Tan, Amy. The Bonesetter's Daughter. New York: G.P. Putnam's, 2001.
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Harper
PS3570.A48 B6 2001

Theroux, Marcel. The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase. New York: Harcourt, 2001.
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PS3570.H395 C66 2001

Tyler, Anne. Back When We Were Grownups: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, distributed by Random House, Inc., 2001.
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Harper
PS3570.Y45 B33 2001

Vargas Llosa, Mario. Feast of the Goat; translated by Edith Grossman. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001
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PQ8498.32.A65 F5413 2001

Walbert, Kate. The Gardens of Kyoto: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2001.
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PS3573.A42113 G37 2001

Welsh, Irvine. Glue. New York: W.W. Norton, 22001.
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PR6073.E47 G58 2001

Whitehead, Colson. John Henry Days: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2001.
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PS3573.H4768 J64 2001
Editors' Choice

Wilentz, Amy. Martyrs' Crossing: A Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
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PS3573.I4284 M37 2001

Woodrell, Daniel. The Death of Sweet Mister: A Novel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2001.
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PS3573.O6263 D4 2001

Wray, John. The Right Hand of Sleep. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,2001.
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PS3573.R365 R54 2001

Wright, Jay. Transfigurations: Collected Poems. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000.
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PS3573.R5364 A17 2000

Yates, Richard. The Collected Stories. New York: Henry Holt, 2001.
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PS3575.A83 A6 2001