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Contemporary Fiction | Notable Fiction and Poetry of 1999


Notable Fiction and Poetry of 1999

Selections from the New York Times Book Review

December 5, 1999


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Amis, Martin. Heavy Water and Other Stories / London : Jonathan Cape, 1998.
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PR6051.M5H4 1998

Andersen, Kurt. Turn of the Century / New York : Random House, 1999.
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PS3551.N34554 T87 1999

Appelfeld, Aron. The Conversion / New York : Schocken Books, 1998.
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PJ5054.A755 T5613 1998

Arensberg, Ann. Incubus : A Novel / New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed 1999.
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PS3551.R398 I53 1999

Auchincloss, Louis. The Anniversary and Other Stories / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
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PS3501.U25 A74 1999

Auster, Paul. Timbuktu : A Novel / New York : Henry Holt, 1999.
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PS3551.U77 T56 1999

Bail, Murray. Homesickness : A Novel / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
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PR9619.3.B25 H6 1999

Baker, Kevin. Dreamland / New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
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PS3552.A43143 D74 1999

Barker, Pat. Another World / London : Viking, 1998.
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PR6052.A6488A76 1998

Barnes, Julian. England, England / London : Jonathan Cape, 1998.
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PR6052.A6657E64 1998

Bausch, Richard. Someone to Watch Over Me : Stories / New York : HarperFlamingo, 1999.
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PS3552.A846 S58 1999

Beard, Richard. Damascus : A Novel / New York : Arcade Pub. : 1999.
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PS3552.E167 D36 1999

Berberova, Nina Nikolaevna. The Book of Happiness / New York : New Directions, 1999.
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PG3511.E65K73S3 1999

The Best American Short Stories of the Century / John Updike, editor; Katrina Kenison, coeditor; with an introduction by John Updike /.Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
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PS648.S5B4 1999

Brink, Andri Philippus. Devil's Valley / New York : Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998.
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PR9369.3.B7 D48 1998

Broyard, Bliss. My Father, Dancing : Stories / New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by c1999.
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PS3552.R79154 M9 1999

Busch, Frederick. The Night Inspector : A Novel / New York : Harmony Books, 1999.
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PS3552.U814 N54 1999

Byatt, A. S. Elementals : Stories of Fire and Ice / London : Chatto & Windus, 1998.
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PR6052.Y2 E44 1998

Chabon, Michael. Werewolves in Their Youth : Stories / New York : Random House, 1999.
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PS3553.H15 W4 1999

Chaudhuri, Amit. Freedom Song / London : Picador, 1998.
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PR9499.3.C4678F74 1998

Ch'u, T'ien-wen. Notes of a Desolate Man / New York : Columbia University Press, 1999.
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PL2852.T48 H9313 1999

Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace/ London : Secker & Warburg, 1999
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PR9369.3.C58D58 1999
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Cusk, Rachel. The Country Life / London : Picador, 1997.
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PR6053.U825 C68 1997

Dangor, Achmat. Kafka's Curse / New York : Pantheon Books, [1999?].
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PR9369.3.D26 K33 1999

Davis, Kathryn. The Walking Tour / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999
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PS3554.A934923W35 1999

Diski, Jenny. The Dream Mistress / Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, 1999.
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PR6054.I7 D74 1999

Dove, Rita. On the Bus with Rosa Parks : Poems / New York : Norton, 1999.
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PS3554.O884 O52 1999

Doyle, Roddy. A Star Called Henry / New York : Viking, 1999.
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PR6054.O95 S7 1999
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Dyer, Geoff. Paris Trance : A Romance / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
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PR6054.Y43 P3 1999

Ellison, Ralph. Juneteenth : A Novel / New York : Random House, 1999.
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PS3555.L625 J86 1999

Englander, Nathan. For the Relief of Unbearable Urges / New York : A.A. Knopf, 1999.
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PS3555.N424 F67 1999

Erickson, Steve. The Sea Came in at Midnight / New York : Bard, 1999.
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PS3555.R47 S33 1999

Fitzgerald, Penelope. Human Voices / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
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PR6056.I86 H8 1999

Frayn, Michael. Headlong : A Novel / New York : Metropolitan Books, 1999.
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PR6056.R3 H43 1999
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Gardiner, John Rolfe. Somewhere in France / New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1999.
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PS3557.A7113 S66 1999

Garland, Alex. The Tesseract / New York : Riverhead Books, 1999.
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PR6057.A639 T47 1999

Gasco, Elyse. Can You Wave Bye Bye, Baby? : Stories / New York : Picador, 1999.
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PR9199.3.G355 C36 1999

Gates, David. The Wonders of the Invisible World : Stories / New York : Knopf, 1999.
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PS3557.A87 W6 1999

Gay, William. The Long Home / Aspen : MacMurray & Beck, 1999
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PS3557.A985L66 1999

Gologorsky, Beverly. The Things We Do to Make It Home : A Novel / New York : Random House, c1999.
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PS3557.O447 T47 1999

Graver, Elizabeth. The Honey Thief : A Novel / New York : Hyperion, 1999.
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PS3557.R2864 H66 1999

Hansen, Brooks. Perlman's Ordeal / New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999.
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PS3558.A5126 P47 1999

Harris, Joanne. Chocolat : A Novel / New York : Viking, 1999.
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PR6058.A68828 C46 1999

Haruf, Kent. Plainsong / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
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PS3558.A716 P58 1999

Heaney, Seamus. Opened Ground : Poems, 1966-1996 / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
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PR6058.E2 O65 1998

Hemingway, Ernest. True at First Light / New York : Scribner, 1999.
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PS3515.E37 T78 1999

Hijuelos, Oscar. Empress of the Splendid Season / New York : HarperFlamingo, 1999.
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PS3558.I376 E56 1999

Hill, Geoffrey. The Triumph of Love / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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PR6015.I4735 T7 1998

Hill, Kathleen. Still Waters in Niger / Evanston, Ill. : TriQuarterly Books, 1999.
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PS3558.I3897 S74 1999

Holleran, Andrew. In September, the Light Changes : the Stories of Andrew Holleran / New York : Hyperion, 1999.
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PS3553.O3496 I5 1999

Homes, A. M. Music for Torching / New York : Rob Weisbach Books, 1999.
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PS3558.O448 M87 1999

Jen, Gish. Who's Irish? : Stories / New York : A.A. Knopf, 1999.
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PS3560.E474 W48 1999

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer. East into Upper East : Plain Tales from New York and New Delhi / Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, 1998.
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PR9499.3.J5 E27 1998

Jin, Ha. Waiting / New York : Pantheon Books : c1999.
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PS3560.I6 W34 1999

Johnston, Wayne. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams / New York : Doubleday, 1999.
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PR9199.3.J599 C65 1999

Jones, Thom. Sonny Liston was a Friend of Mine : Stories / Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1999.
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PS3560.O546 S66 1999

Just, Ward S. A Dangerous Friend / Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999.
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PS3560.U75 D36 1999

Katchor, Ben. The Jew of New York / New York : Pantheon Books, 1998.
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PN6727.K28 J48 1998

Kennedy, A. L. Original Bliss / London : Jonathan Cape, 1997.
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PR6061.E5952O75 1997

Klmma, Ivan. Lovers for a Day / New York : Grove Press, 1999.
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PG5038.K61A59 1999

Lahiri, Jhumpa. Interpreter of Maladies : Stories / Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
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PS3562.A316 I58 1999

Le Carré, John. Single & Single : A Novel / New York : Scribner, 1999.
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PR6062.E33 S49 1999

Lee, Chang-rae. A Gesture Life / New York : Riverhead Books, 1999.
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PS3562.E3347 G4 1999

Leffland, Ella. Breath and Shadows / New York : William Morrow and Co., 1999.
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PS3562.E375 B74 1999

Leonard, Elmore. Be Cool / New York : Delacorte Press, 1999.
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PS3562.E55 B4 1999

Lethem, Jonathan. Motherless Brooklyn / New York : Doubleday, 1999.
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PS3562.E8544 M68 1999

Mackay, Shena. The Artist's Widow / London [England] : Jonathan Cape, 1998.
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PR6063.A2425A89 1998

Maraini, Dacia. The Silent Duchess / London : Flamingo, 1993.
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PQ4829.A6L91K62 1993

Martin, Valerie. Italian Fever : A Novel / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
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PS3563.A7295 I83 1999

Matthiessen, Peter. Bone by Bone : A Novel / New York : Random House, 1999.
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PS3563.A8584 B66 1999

Mattison, Alice. The Book Borrower A Novel / New York : William Morrow, 1999.
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PS3563.A8598 B66 1999

McCabe, Pat. Breakfast on Pluto / London : Picador, 1998.
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PR6063.C32B73 1998

McEwan, Ian. Amsterdam / New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1999.
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PR6063.C4A83 1999

McMurtry, Larry. Duane's Depressed : A Novel / New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999.
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PS3563.A319 D8 1999

Merwin, W. S. The River Sound : Poems / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
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PS3563.E75 R58 1999

Messud, Claire. The Last Life / New York : Harcourt Brace, 1999.
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PS3563.E8134 L37 1999

Meyers, Kent. Light in the Crossing : Stories / New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
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PS3563.E93 L54 1999

Miller, Sue. While I was Gone / New York : Knopf, 1999.
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PS3563.I421444 W47 1999

Montale, Eugenio. Collected Poems 1920-1954 / New York, : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
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PQ4829.O565 A244 1998

Mortimer, John Clifford. The Sound of Trumpets / New York : Viking, 1998.
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PR6025.O7552 S68 1998

Murray, Les A. Fredy Neptune / Sydney : Duffy & Snellgrove, 1998.
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PR9619.3.M83F74 1998

Naslund, Sena Jeter. Ahab's Wife, or, The Star-Gazer : A Novel / New York : William Morrow and Co., 1999.
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PS3564.A827 A76 1999

Offill, Jenny. Last Things / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
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PS3565.F383 L37 1999

Offutt, Chris. Out of the Woods : Stories / New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999.
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PS3565.F387 O98 1999

O'Nan, Stewart. A Prayer for the Dying : A Novel / New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1999.
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PS3565.N316 P73 1999

Pelevin, Viktor. A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories / New York : New Directions, 1998.
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PG3791.26.E4A2B88 1998

Phillips, Dale Ray. My People's Waltz / New York : W. W. Norton, 1999.
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PS3566.H4765 M9 1999

Proulx, Annie. Close Range : Wyoming Stories / New York, NY : Scribner, 1999.
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PS3566.R697 C58 1999
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Richter, Stacey. My Date with Satan : Stories / New York : Scribner, 1999
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PS3568.I35333 M9 1999

Robinson, Bruce. The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman / London : Bloomsbury Pub., 1998.
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PR6068.O19515P42 1998

Rogers, Jane. Mr Wroe's Virgins / London ; Boston : Faber, 1991.
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PR6068.O345M9 1991

Rushdie, Salman. The Ground Beneath Her Feet / London : Jonathan Cape, 1999.
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PR6068.U757 G76 1999

Self, Will. Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys / London : Bloomsbury Pub, 1998.
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PR6069.E3654 T68 1998

Seymour, Miranda. The Summer of '39 : A Novel / New York : W.W. Norton, 1999.
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PR6069.E737 T45 1999

Siegel, Lee. Love in a Dead Language : A Romance / Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1999.
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PS3569.I377 L68 1999

Simic, Charles. Jackstraws : Poems / New York : Harcourt Brace, 1999.
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PS3569.I4725 J33 1999

Slavin, Julia. The Woman Who Cut off her Leg at the Maidstone Club, and Other Stories / New York : Henry Holt, 1999.
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PS3569.L296 W66 1999

Smith, Martin Cruz. Havana Bay : A Novel / New York : Random House, 1999.
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PS3569.M5377 H38 1999

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich. November 1916 / New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
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PG3670.O59O421W72 1999

Strout, Elizabeth. Amy and Isabelle : A Novel / New York : Random House, 1998.
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PS3569.T736 A8 1998

Thompson, Jean. Who Do You Love : Stories / New York : Harcourt Brace and Co., 1999.
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PS3570.H625 W47 1999

Tilghman, Christopher. The Way People Run : Stories / New York : Random House, 1999.
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PS3570.I348 W39 1999

Tolson, Melvin Beaunorus. Harlem Gallery and Other Poems / Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1999.
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PS3539.O334 A6 1999

Topping, Seymour. The Peking Letter : A Novel of the Chinese Civil War / New York : Public Affairs, 1999.
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PS3570.O663 P4 1999

Unsworth, Barry. Losing Nelson / London : Hamish Hamilton, 1999.
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PR6071.N8L68 1999

Unsworth, Barry. Sugar and Rum. New York : Norton, 1999.
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PR6071.N8 S84 1999

Wallace, David Foster. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men / Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 1999.
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PS3573.A425635 B65 1999

Warner, Alan. The Sopranos / London : Jonathan Cape, 1999.
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PR6073.A7227 S65 1999

Waters, Sarah. Tipping the Velvet / New York : Riverhead Books/Putnam, 1999.
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PR6073.A828 T56 1999

Weber, Katharine. The Music Lesson / New York : Crown Publishers, 1998.
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PS3573.E2194 M87 1999

Whitehead, Colson. The Intuitionist / New York : Anchor Books, 1999.
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PS3573.H4768 I58 1999

Yehoshua, Abraham B. A Journey to the End of the Millennium / New York : Doubleday, 1999.
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PJ5054.Y42 M3713 1999

Zeidner, Lisa. Layover : A Novel / New York : Random House, 1999.
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PS3576.E37 L39 1999