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Contemporary Fiction | Notable Fiction and Poetry of 1998


Notable Fiction and Poetry of 1998

Selections from the New York Times Book Review

December 6, 1998


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Allison, Dorothy. Cavedweller / New York : Dutton, 1998.
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PS3551.L453 C3 1998

Amis, Martin. Night train : a novel / New York : Harmony Books, 1997.
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PR6051.M5 N5 1997

Ansay, A. Manette. River angel / New York : William Morrow, c1998.
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PS3551.N645 R58 1998

Apelfeld, Aron. The iron tracks / New York : Schocken Books : Distributed c1998.
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PJ5054.A755 M4713 1998

Ashbery, John. The mooring of starting out : the first five books of poetry / Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, 1997.
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PS3501.S475 A6 1997

Bahr, Howard. The black flower : a novel of the Civil War / Baltimore, Md. : Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. 1997.
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PS3552.A3613 B57 1997

Bail, Murray. Eucalyptus : a novel / New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.
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PR9619.3.B25 E73 1998

Bainbridge, Beryl.M Master Georgie : a novel. / New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1998.
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PR6052.A3195 M37 1998

Baker, Nicholson. The everlasting story of Nory : a novel / New York : Random House, 1998.
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PS3552.A4325 E94 1998

Banks, Russell. Cloudsplitter : a novel / New York : HarperFlamingo, 1998.
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PS3552.A49 C57 1998
(Editors' Choice)

Barrett, Andrea. The voyage of the Narwhal : a novel / New York : Norton, 1998.
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PS3552.A7327 V6 1998

Bass, Rick. The sky, the stars, the wilderness / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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PS3552.A8213 S5 1997

Bataille, Christophe. The hourmaster / New York : New Directions, 1998.
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PQ2662.A842 M3513 1998

Beattie, Ann. Park City : new and selected stories / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3552.E177 P37 1998

Begley, Louis. Mistler's exit / New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random 1998.
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PS3552.E373 M57 1998

Berberova, Nina Nikolaevna. The ladies from St. Petersburg : three novellas / New York : New Directions, 1998.
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PG3476.B425 A28 1998

Borges, Jorge Luis. Collected fictions / New York : Viking, 1998.
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PQ7797.B635 A24 1998

Boyd, William. Armadillo : a novel / New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random 1998.
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PR6052.O9192 A66 1998

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. Riven rock / New York : Viking, 1998.
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PS3552.O932 R58 1998

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. T.C. Boyle Stories: the collected stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle. New York : Viking, 1998
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PS3552.O932A6 1998

Brand, Dionne. In another place, not here / New York : Grove Press, 1997.
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PR9199.3.B683 I5 1997

Brennan, Maeve. The springs of affection : stories of Dublin / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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PS3552.R38 S67 1997

Brookner, Anita. Visitors : a novel / New York : Random House, 1997.
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PR6052.R5816 V57 1997

Budnitz, Judy. Flying leap : stories / New York : Picador USA, 1998.
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PS3552.U3479 F57 1998

Byers, Michael. The coast of good intentions : stories / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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PS3552.Y42 C6 1998

Carey, Peter. Jack Maggs / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PR9619.3.C36 J33 1998

Carson, Anne. Autobiography of red : a novel in verse / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3553.A7667 A94 1998

Casey, John. The half-life of happiness / New York : Knopf ; Distributed by Random 1998.
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PS3553.A79334 H35 1998

Chamoiseau, Patrick. Solibo Magnificent / New York : Pantheon Books, 1997.
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PQ3949.2.C45 S6513 1997

Chen, Ying. Ingratitude. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
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PQ3919.2.C532 I5413 1998

Coe, Jonathan. The house of sleep / New York : Alfred Knopf, 1998.
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PR6053.O26 H68 1998

Connelly, Joe. Bringing out the dead / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3553.O5115 B75 1998

Coover, Robert. Ghost town : a novel / New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
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PS3553.O633 G48 1998

Crace, Jim. Quarantine / London ; New York : Viking, 1997.
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PR6053.R228 Q37 1997

Crews, Harry. Celebration : a novel / New York : Simon & Schuster, 1998.
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PS3553.R46 C45 1998

Cunningham, Michael. The hours / New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998
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PS3553.U484H68 1998

Danticat, Edwidge. The farming of bones : a novel / New York : Soho Press, 1998.
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PS3554.A5815 F37 1998

Davidson, Catherine Temma. The priest fainted : a novel / New York : H. Holt, 1998.
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PS3554.A9243 P74 1998

Dodd, Susan M. The mourner's bench : a novel / New York : William Morrow and Co., 1998.
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PS3554.O318 M68 1998

Dooling, Richard. Brain storm / New York : Random House, 1998.
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PS3554.O583 B72 1998

Duberstein, Larry. The handsome sailor : a novel / Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, 1998.
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PS3554.U253 H36 1998

Erdrich, Louise. The antelope wife : a novel / New York : HarperFlamingo, 1998.
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PS3555.R42 A8 1998

Flagg, Fannie. Welcome to the world, Baby Girl! : a novel / New York : Random House, 998.
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PS3556.L26 W45 1998

Foden, Giles. The last king of Scotland / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PR6056.O27 L37 1998

Fonseca, Rubem. Vast emotions and imperfect thoughts / Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, 1998.
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PQ9698.16.O46 V3713 1998

Fuller, Henry Blake. Bertram Cope's year / New York : Turtle Point Press, 1998.
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PS1727 .B47 1998

Garrison, Deborah. A working girl can't win and other poems / New York : Random House, 1998.
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PS3557.A734 W67 1998

Gass, William H. Cartesian sonata : and other novellas / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3557.A845 C37 1998

Gates, David. Preston Falls : a novel / New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed 1998.
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PS3557.A87 P7 1998
(Editors' Choice)

Gibbons, Kaye. On the occasion of my last afternoon / New York : Putnam, 1998.
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PS3557.I13917 O58 1998

Gilbert, David. Remote feed / New York, NY : Scribner, 1998.
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PS3557.I3383 R46 1998

Godshalk, C. S. Kalimantaan / New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1998.
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PS3557.O3145 K35 1998

Goodman, Allegra. Kaaterskill Falls : a novel / New York : Dial Press, 1998.
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PS3557.O5829 K3 1998

Gordimer, Nadine. The house gun / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
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PR9369.3.G6 H69 1998

Gordon, Mary. Spending : a utopian divertimento / New York : Scribner, 1998.
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PS3557.O669 S64 1998

Harrison, Jim. The road home / New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 1998.
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PS3558.A67 R63 1998

Havazelet, Ehud. Like never before / New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.
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PS3558.A776 L5 1998

Hornby, Nick. About a boy / New York : Riverhead Books, 1998.
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PR6058.O689 A64 1998

Howard, Maureen. A lover's almanac / New York : Viking, 1998.
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PS3558.O8823 A79 1998

Hughes, Ted. Birthday letters / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998.
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PR6058.U37 B57 1998

Humphreys, Helen. Leaving earth : a novel / New York : Metropolitan Books, 1998.
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PR9199.3.H822 L43 1998

Irving, John. A widow for one year : a novel / New York : Random House, 1998.
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PS3559.R8 W53 1998

Johnson, Charles Richard. Dreamer : a novel / New York : Scribner, 1998.
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PS3560.O3735 D7 1998

Jones, Gayl. The healing / Boston : Beacon Press, 1998.
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PS3560.O483 H34 1998

Kalfus, Ken. Thirst / Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions : 1998.
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PS3561.A416524 T47 1998

Kaplan, James. Two guys from Verona : a novel of suburbia / New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 1998.
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PS3561.A559 T87 1998

Kingsolver, Barbara. The poisonwood Bible : a novel / New York : HarperFlamingo, 1998.
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PS3561.I496 P65 1998
(Editors' Choice)

Kirchwey, Karl. The engrafted word : poems / New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
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PS3561.I684 E53 1998

Krist, Gary. Bad chemistry : a novel / New York : Random House, 1997.
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PS3561.R565 B33 1997

Kundera, Milan. Identity / New York : HarperFlamingo, 1998.
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PQ2671.U47 I3413 1998

Lamb, Wally. I know this much is true / New York : ReganBooks, 1998.
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PS3562.A433 I2 1998

Logan, William. Vain empires : poems / New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
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PS3562.O449 V35 1998

Lordan, Beth. And both shall row : a novella and stories / New York : Picador, 1998.
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PS3562.O73 A53 1998

Lurie, Alison. The last resort : a novel / New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
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PS3562.U7 L37 1998

Mantel, Hilary. The giant, O'Brien : a novel / New York : H. Holt, 1998.
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PR6063.A438 G5 1998

Marciano, Francesca. Rules of the wild / New York : Pantheon Books, 1998.
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PR9120.9.M36 R8 1998

Matalon, Ronit. The one facing us : a novel / New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
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PJ5054.M3274 Z3413 1998

Mawer, Simon. Mendel's dwarf / New York : Harmony Books, 1998.
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PR9120.9.M38 M46 1998

McCann, Colum. This side of brightness : a novel / New York : Metropolitan Books, 1998.
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PR6063.C335 T48 1998

McCarthy, Cormac. Cities of the plain / New York : Knopf, 1998.
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PS3563.C337 C58 1998

McCorkle, Jill. Final vinyl days and other stories / Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 1998.
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PS3563.C3444 F56 1998

McCormack, Mike. Getting it in the head : stories / New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1998.
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PR6063.C363 G48 1998

McDermott, Alice. Charming Billy / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
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PS3563.C355 C43 1998

McEwan, Ian. Enduring love / London : J. Cape, 1997.
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PR6063.C4E53 1997

McEwan, Ian. Enduring love : a novel / New York : Nan A. Talese, 1998.
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PR6063.C4 E53 1998

McKnight, Reginald. White boys : stories / New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
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PS3563.C3833 W47 1998

Melville, Pauline. The ventriloquist's tale / London : Bloomsbury, 1997.
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PR6063.E445 V46 1997

Menaker, Daniel. The treatment / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3563.E46 T74 1998

Millhauser, Steven. The knife thrower and other stories / New York : Crown Publishers, 1998.
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PS3563.I422 K58 1998

Minot, Susan. Evening / New York : Knopf , 1998.
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PS3563.I4755 E84 1998

Mohin, Ann. The farm she was : a novel / Bridgehampton : Bridge Works Pub., 1998.
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PS3563.O343 F37 1998

Mooney, Ted. Singing into the piano / New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random 1998.
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PS3563.O567 S56 1998

Moore, Lorrie. Birds of America : stories / New York : A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3563.O6225 B57 1998
(Editors' Choice)

Morrison, Toni. Paradise / New York : Knopf, 1998.
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PS3563.O8749 P37 1998

Morton, Brian. Starting out in the evening : a novel / New York : Crown, 1998.
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PS3563.O88186 S73 1998

Munro, Alice. The love of a good woman : stories / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PR9199.3.M8 L68 1998
(Editors' Choice)

Murr, Naeem. The boy / Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.
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PS3563.U7637 B69 1998

Muske, Carol. An octave above thunder : new and selected poems / New York, N.Y., Penguin Books, 1997.
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PS3563.U837 O28 1997

Nelson, Antonya. Nobody's girl : a novel / New York, NY : Scribner, 1998.
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PS3564.E428 N6 1998

Ní Dhuibhne-Almqvist, Éllís. The inland ice and other stories> / Belfast : Blackstaff Press, 1997.
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PR6064.I127 I58 1997

Novakovich, Josip. Salvation and other disasters : short stories / Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 1998.
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PS3564.O9143 S25 1998

Oates, Joyce Carol. My heart laid bare / New York : Dutton, 1998.
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PS3565.A8 M89 1998

O'Brien, Tim. Tomcat in love / New York : Broadway Books, 1998.
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PS3565.B75 T6 1998

O'Nan, Stewart. A world away / New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
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PS3565.N316 W67 1998

Ovid. Tales from Ovid / [translated by] Ted Hughes / New York : Frrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
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PA6522.M2 H78 1997

Palin, Michael. Hemingway's chair / New York : St. Martin's, 1998.
Harper Library
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PR6066.A42H45 1998

Pears, Iain. An instance of the fingerpost / London : Jonathan Cape, 1997.
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PR6066.E167I57 1997

Pears, Iain. An instance of the fingerpost / New York : Riverhead Books, 1998.
Harper Library
PR6066.E167 I57 1998

Powell, Padgett. Aliens of affection : stories / New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
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PS3566.O8328 A79 1998

Powers, Richard. Gain / New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.
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PS3566.O92 G34 1998

Price, Reynolds. Roxanna Slade / New York : Scribner, 1998.
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PS3566.R54 R69 1998

Price, Richard. Freedomland / New York : Broadway Books, 1998.
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PS3566.R544 F74 1998

Purdy, James. Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue : a novel / New York : William Morrow & Co., 1997.
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PS3531.U426 G47 1997

Reid, Van. Cordelia Underwood, or, The marvelous beginnings of the Moosepath League / New York, Viking, 1998.
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PS3568.E47697 C6 1998

Richler, Mordecai. Barney's version : a novel / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
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PR9199.3.R5 B37 1997

Ríos, Julián. Loves that bind / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PQ6668.I576 A8613 1998

Robinson, Roxana. This is my daughter : a novel / New York : Random House, 1998.
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PS3568.O3152 T47 1998

Roth, Philip. I married a communist / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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PS3568.O855 I18 1998

Saramago, José. Blindness / New York : Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998.
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PQ9281.A66 E6813 1998

Schine, Cathleen. The evolution of Jane / Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.
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PS3569.C497 E9 1998

Schwartz, John Burnham. Reservation Road / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3569.C5658 R47 1998

Sebald, Winfried Georg. The rings of Saturn / New York : New Directions, 1998.
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PT2681.E18 R56 1998

Seidel, Frederick. Going fast : poems / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
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PS3569.E5 G65 1998

Shapiro, Harvey. Selected poems / Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 1997.
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PS3537.H264 A6 1997

Shepard, Jim. Nosferatu : a novel / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3569.H39384 N67 1998

Simmons, Charles. Salt water : a novel / San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1998.
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PS3569.I4729 S25 1998

Slouka, Mark. Lost Lake : stories / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3569.L697 L67 1998

Smiley, Jane. The all-true travels and adventures of Lidie Newton : a novel / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3569.M39 A79 1998b

Spence, June. Missing women and others : stories / New York : Riverhead Books, 1998.
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PS3569.P4454 M57 1998

Stone, Robert. Damascus Gate / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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PS3569.T6418 D36 1998

Strand, Mark.
Blizzard of one : poems / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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PS3569.T69 B57 1998

Tate, James. Shroud of the gnome : poems / Hopwell, N.J. : Ecco Press, 997.
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PS3570.A8 S55 1997

Tesich, Steve. Karoo / New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., 1998.
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PS3570.E8 K37 1998

Thompson, Hunter S. The rum diary : the long lost novel / New York : Simon & Schuster, 1998.
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PS3570.H62 R86 1998

Tremain, Rose. The way I found her / London : Sinclair-Stevenson, 1997.
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PR6070.R364 W39 1997

Trevor, William. Death in summer / New York : Viking, 1998.
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PR6070.R4 D42 1998

Tyler, Anne. A patchwork planet / New York : Random House, 1998.
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PS3570.Y45 P38 1998

Updike, John. Bech at bay : a quasi-novel / New York : Knopf, 1998.
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PS3571.P4 B43 1998b

Vargas Llosa, Mario. The notebooks of Don Rigoberto / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
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PQ8498.32.A65 C8313 1998

Vidal, Gore. The Smithsonian Institution : a novel / New York : Random House, 1998.
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PS3543.I26 S65 1998

Walbert, Kate. Where she went : stories / Louisville, Ky. : Sarabande Books, 1998.
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PS3573.A42113 W47 1998

Weldon, Fay. Big women / London : Flamingo, 1997.
[American edition published under the title Big girls don't cry]
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PR6073.E374B54 1997

Wideman, John Edgar. Two cities / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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PS3573.I26 T9 1998

Wilcox, James. Plain and normal : a novel / Boston : Little, Brown, 998.
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PS3573.I396 P53 1998

Wolfe, Tom. A man in full / New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998
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PS3573.O526M26 1998

Woodrell, Daniel. Tomato red : a novel / New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
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PS3573.O6263 T66 1998

Wright, Ronald. A scientific romance / New York : Picador USA, 1998.
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PR9199.3.W75 S35 1998