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Contemporary Fiction | Notable Fiction and Poetry of 1997
Selections from the New York Times Book Review
December 7, 1997


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Adams, Alice. Medicine men : a novel. New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed 1997.
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PS3551.D324 M44 1997

Atkinson, Kate. Human croquet. New York : Picador USA, 1997.
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PR6051.T56 H86 1997

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor. Alias Grace. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1996.
Harper Library
PR6001.T93A75 1996

Bakis, Kirsten. Lives of the monster dogs. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997.
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PS3552.A436 L58 1997

Banville, John. The untouchable. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House,1997.
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PR6052.A57 U58 1997

Barthelme, Frederick. Bob the gambler. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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PS3552.A763 B63 1997

Bauer, Douglas. The book of famous Iowans : a novel. New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
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PS3552.A8358 B66 1997

Baxter, Charles. Believers : a novella and stories. New York : Pantheon Books, c1997.
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PS3552.A854 B45 1997

Beattie, Ann. My life, starring Dara Falcon. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random 1997.
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PS3552.E177 M9 1997

Bellow, Saul. The actual. New York : Viking, c1997.
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PS3503.E4488A63 1997

Bergen, David. A year of lesser. Toronto : Harper/Collins, 1996.
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Berne, Suzanne. A crime in the neighborhood : a novel. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997.
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PS3552.E73114 C75 1997

Bloom, Amy. Love invents us. New York : Random House, c1997.
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PS3552.L6378 L68 1997

Boyd, William. The destiny of Nathalie "X". London : Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995.
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Boll, Heinrich. The mad dog : stories; translated by Breon Mitchell. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
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PT2603.O394 B53 1997

Brodkey, Harold. The world is the home of love and death : stories. New York : Metropolitan Books, 1997.
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PS3552.R6224 W65 1997

Brookner, Anita. Altered states. New York : Random House, c1996.
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PR6052.R5816A77 1996

Burgess, Anthony. Byrne : a novel. London : Hutchinson, 1995.
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PR6003.U3B98 1995

Busch, Frederick. Girls : a novel. New York : Harmony Books, c1997.
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PS3552.U814 G57 1997

Byatt, A. S. The djinn in the nightingale's eye : five fairy stories. New York : Random House, [1997]
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PR6052.Y2 D58 1997

Cameron, Peter. Andorra. New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997.
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PS3553.A4344A83 1997

Caputo, Philip. Exiles : three short novels. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
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PS3553.A625 E9 1997

Carkeet, David. The error of our ways : a novel. New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
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PS3553.A688E77 1997

Carlson, Ron. The Hotel Eden : stories. New York : W.W. Norton, c1997.
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PS3553.A733 H68 1997

Chamoiseau, Patrick. Texaco : a novel; translated from the French by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov. New York : Pantheon Books, 1997.
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PQ3949.2.C45T4913 1997

Chandra, Vikram. Love and longing in Bombay : stories. Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c1997.
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PS3553.H27165 L68 1997

Clampitt, Amy. The collected poems of Amy Clampitt. New York : Knopf, 1997.
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PS3553.L23 A17 1997

Coover, Robert. Briar rose. New York : Grove Press, c1996.
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PS3553.O633 B75 1996

Cowan, Andrew. Pig. New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., 1996.
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PR6053.O953P63 1996

Crumey, Andrew. Pfitz. Sawtry, Cambs : Dedalus, 1995.
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PR6053.R76 P47 1995

Deane, Seamus. Reading in the dark. London : Jonathan Cape, 1996.
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PR6007.E15R28 1996

Dorris, Michael. Cloud chamber : a novel. New York : Scribner, c1997.
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Harper Library
PS3554.O695C56 1997

Duffy, Bruce. Last comes the egg : a novel. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c1997.
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PS3554.U31917 L37 1997

Dufresne, John. Love warps the mind a little. New York : Norton, c1997.
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PS3554.U325 L69 1997

Eberstadt, Fernanda. When the sons of heaven meet the daughters of the earth. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
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PS3555.B484 W48 1997

Edgerton, Clyde. Where trouble sleeps : a novel. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997.
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PS3555.D47 W44 1997

Eisenberg, Deborah. All around Atlantis : stories. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
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PS3555.I793 A79 1997

Ellison, Ralph. Flying home and other stories. New York : Random House, 1996.
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Harper Library
PS3555.L625F58 1996

Epstein, Leslie. Pandaemonium : a novel. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
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PS3555.P655 P36 1997

Fink, Ida. Traces : stories; translated by Philip Boehm and Francine Prose. New York : Metropolitan Books, 1997.
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PG7165.I5T76 1997

Fitzgerald, Penelope. The bookshop. Houghton Miflin, 1997.
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PR6056.I86B66 1997

Ford, Richard. Women with men : three stories. New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
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Harper Library
PS3556.O713 W6 1997

Frazier, Charles. Cold mountain. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1997.
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Harpr Library
PS3556.R3599 C6 1997

Freed, Lynn. The mirror : a novel. New York : Crown Publishers, c1997.
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PR9369.3.F68 M57 1997

Frucht, Abby. Life before death. New York : Scribner, c1997.
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PS3556.R767 L56 1997

Fuentes, Carlos. The crystal frontier : a novel in nine stories; translated from the Spanish by ALfred MacAdam. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
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PQ7297.F793 F7613 1997

Gaitskill, Mary. Because they wanted to : stories. New York : Simon & Schuster, c1997.
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PS3557.A36 B43 1997

Gallagher, Tess. At the Owl Woman Saloon. New York : Scribner, c1997.
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PS3557.A41156 A92 1997

Garcia, Cristina. The Aguero sisters. New York : Knopf, 1997.
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PS3557.A66 A73 1997

Gilbert, Elizabeth. Pilgrims. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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PS3557.I3415 P55 1997

Giles, Molly. Creek walk and other stories. Watsonville, CA : Papier-Mache Press, c1996.
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PS3557.I34465 C7 1996

Gottlieb, Eli. The boy who went away. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
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PS3557.O8313 B68 1997

Graver, Elizabeth. Unravelling. New York : Hyperion, c1997.
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PS3557.R2864 H86 1997

Hass, Robert. Sun under wood : new poems. Hopewell, NJ : Ecco Press, 1996.
Modern Poetry, Regenstein Reading Rm 3
Harper Library
PS3558.A85S95 1996

Hecht, Julie. Do the windows open? New York : Random House, c1997.
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PS3558.E29D6 1997

Hempel, Amy. Tumble home : a novella and short stories. New York : Scribner, c1997.
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PS3558.E47916 T86 1997

Higgins, George V. A change of gravity. New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
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PS3558.I356 C46 1997

Homer. The Odyssey; translated by Robert Fagles; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox. New York : Viking, 1996.
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PA4025.A5F15 1996

Huneven, Michelle. Round Rock : a novel. New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
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PS3558.U4662 R68 1997

Hynes, James. Publish and perish : three tales of tenure and terror. New York : Picador USA, 1997.
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Harper Library
PS3558.Y55 P8 1997

Irwin, Robert. Exquisite corpse. New York : Pantheon Books, [1997]
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PR6059.R96 E97 1997

Jennings, Kate. Snake. Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, c1997.
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PR9619.3.J44 S65 1997

Johnson, Denis. Already dead : a California gothic. New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1997.
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PS3560.O3745 A56 1997

Johnson, Diane. Le divorce. New York : Dutton, c1997.
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PS3560.O3746D58 1997

Jones, Louis B. California's over. New York : Pantheon Books, c1997.
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PS3560.O516 C35 1997

Just, Ward S. Echo House. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1997.
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Harper Library
PS3560.U75 E24 1997

Kadare, Ismail. The three-arched bridge; translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson. New York : Arcade Publishing, c1997.
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PG9621.K16U7213 1997

Kenyon, Jane. Otherwise : new and selected poems. Saint Paul : Graywolf Press, c1996.
Modern Poetry, Regenstein Reading Rm 3
PS3561.E65O875 1996

Kumin, Maxine. Selected poems, 1960-1990. New York : W.W. Norton, c1997.
Modern Poetry, Regenstein Reading Rm 3
PS3521.U638 A6 1997

Kureishi, Hanif. Love in a blue time. New York : Scribner, c1997.
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PR6061.U68 L66 1997

Lattimore, Steve. Circumnavigation. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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PS3562.A778 C57 1997

Makine, Andreo. Dreams of my Russian summers; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan. New York : Arcade Pub., c1997.
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Harper Library
PQ2673.A38416 T4713 1997

Malamud, Bernard. The complete stories. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997.
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PS3563.A4 A6 1997

Mallon, Thomas. Dewey defeats Truman : a novel. New York : Pantheon Books, c1997.
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PS3563.A43157D48 1997

Mann, Thomas. Six early stories. Los Angeles : Sun and Moon, 1996.
Harper Library
PT2625.A44A6 1997

Mattison, Alice. Men giving money, women yelling : intersecting stories. New York : W. Morrow, c1997.
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PS3563.A8598 M46 1997

McFarland, Dennis. A face at the window. New York : Broadway Books, c1997
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PS3563.C3629 F3 1997

McGahan, Andrew. 1988. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
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PR9619.3.M3234 A15 1997

McGrath, Patrick. Asylum. New York : Random House, 1997.
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Harper Library
PS3563.C3663A89 1997

McPhee, Martha. Bright angel time. New York : Random House, c1997.
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PS3563.C3888 B75 1997

Michaels, Anne. Fugitive pieces. New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House 1997.
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Harper Library
PR9199.3.M453 F84 1997

Miller, Andrew. Ingenious pain : a novel. New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., c1997.
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Harper Library
PR6063.I3564 I5 1997

Moody, Rick. Purple America: a novel. Boston : Little, Brown, c1997.
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PS3563.O5537 P87 1997

Mukherjee, Bharati. Leave it to me. New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
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PR9499.3.M77 L43 1997

Murphy, Yannnick. The sea of trees. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997.
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PS3563.U7635 S43 1997

Nadas, Piter. A book of memories : a novel; translated from the Hungarian by Ivan Sanders with Imre Goldstein. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
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PH3291.N297E413 1997

Nordan, Lewis. Lightning song. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997.
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PS3564.O55 L54 1997

Nova, Craig. The universal donor. Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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PS3564.O86 U55 1997

Oates, Joyce Carol. Man crazy : a novel. New York : Dutton, c1997.
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Harper Library
PS3565.A8 M35 1997

O'Brien, Edna. Down by the river. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996.
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PR6029.B4D74 1996

Offutt, Chris. The good brother. New York : Simon & Schuster, c1997.
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Harper Library
PS3565.F387 G66 1997

Parini, Jay. Benjamin's crossing : a novel. New York : Henry Holt, 1996.
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PS3566.A65 B46 1996

Perez-Reverte, Arturo. The Dumas club; translated from the Spanish by Sonia Soto. London : Harvill, 1996.
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PQ6666.E7C641S72 1993

Perrotta, Tom. The wishbones. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997.
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PS3566.E6948 W5 1997

Phillips, Caryl. The nature of blood. New York : Knopf, 1997.
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PR9275.S263P47646 1997

Powers, Charles T. In the memory of the forest :novel. New York, NY : Scribner, c1997.
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PS3566.O8368 I5 1997

Preston, Caroline. Jackie by Josie. New York : Scribner, c1997.
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PS3566.R397 J33 1997

Prose, Francine. Guided tours of hell : novellas. New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
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PS3566.R68G85 1997

Rossner, Judith. Perfidia : a novel. New York : Nan A. Talese, 1997.
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PS3568.O848 P4 1997

Roy, Arundhati. The god of small things. New York : Random House, c1997.
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PR9499.3.R59G63 1997

Russo, Richard. Straight man. New York : Random House, c1997.
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Harper Library
PS3568.U812 S77 1997

Saramago, Jose. The history of the siege of Lisbon; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pentiero. New York : Harcourt Brace, c1996.
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PQ9281.A66 H5713 1996

Schlink, Bernhard. The reader; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway. New York : Pantheon Books, c1997.
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PT2680.L54 V6713 1997

See, Lisa. Flower net. New York : Harper/Collins, 1997
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PS3569.E334F58 1997

Self, Will. Great apes. London : Bloomsbury, 1997.
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PR6069.E3654G73 1997

Shields, Carol. Larry's party. New York : Viking, 1997.
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PR9199.3.S514 L37 1997

Smith, Dinitia. The illusionist : a novel. New York, NY : Scribner, c1997.
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PS3569.M526 I43 1997

Smith, Lee. News of the spirit. New York : Putnam, c1997.
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PS3569.M5376 N48 1997

Spark, Muriel. Reality and dreams. London : Constable, 1996.
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PR6037.P29R4 1996

Spark, Muriel. Open to the public : new & collected stories. New York : New Directions Pub., 1997.
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PR6037.P29 O64 1997

Stone, Robert. Bear and his daughter : stories. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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PS3569.T6418 B43 1997

Strong, Albertine. Deluge. New York : Harmony Books, c1997.
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PS3569.T69748 D45 1997

Theroux, Paul. Kowloon Tong. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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PS3570.H4 K68 1997

Theroux, Paul. The collected stories. New York : Viking, 1997.
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Harper Library
PS3570.H4 A6 1997

Thurm, Marian. The clairvoyant. Cambridge, Mass. : Zoland Books, 1997.
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PS3570.H83 C57 1997

Toibin, Colm. The story of the night. London : Picador, 1996. Regenstein Library Bookstacks
PR6070.O47S82 1996
Harper Library
PR6070.O455 S76 1997 (American edition)

Troy, Judy. West of Venus. New York : Random House, c1997.
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PS3570.R68 W47 1997

Vonnegut, Kurt. Timequake. New York : G.P. Putnam's, c1997.
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Harper Library
PS3572.O5 T56 1997

Weldon, Fay. Wicked women : a collection of short stories. London : Flamingo, 1995.
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PR6073.E374W53 1995

White, Edmund. The Farewell symphony : a novel. New York : Knopf, 1997.
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PS3573.H463 F37 1997

Williams, Niall. Four letters of love : a novel. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
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PR6073.I43273 F68 1997