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1.
Waiting (Vintage International)
by Ha Jin


Vintage Books
Paperback - 320 pages
(September 19, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
"Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu." Like a fairy tale, Ha Jin's masterful novel of love and politics begins with a formula--and like a fairy tale, Waiting uses its slight, deceptively simple framework to encompass a wide range of truths about the human... Read more

2.
Walkin' the Dog
by Walter Mosley


Back Bay Books
Paperback - 272 pages
(October 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Once he had dreamed up the Easy Rawlins series, with its colored-coded titles and suave protagonist, Walter Mosley could have coasted for the rest of his life. Instead he delved into impressionistic fiction (RL's Dream) and sci-fi (Blue Light)--and came up with his own variant on Ellison's invisible... Read more

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Norwegian Wood (Vintage International Original)
by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin(Translator)


Vintage Books
Paperback - 296 pages
(September 12, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
In 1987, when Norwegian Wood was first published in Japan, it promptly sold more than 4 million copies and transformed Haruki Murakami into a pop-culture icon. The horrified author fled his native land for Europe and the United States, returning only in 1995, by which time the celebrity spotlight... Read more

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The Last Life
by Claire Messud


Harvest Books
Paperback - 480 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Claire Messud's piercing second novel asks questions most are too fearful to face. Moving between the South of France, the East Coast of the U.S., and Algeria, The Last Life explores the weight of isolation and exile in one French family. Of course, the adjective French is already inadequate, as at... Read more

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Blue at the Mizzen
by Patrick O'Brian


W.W. Norton & Company
Paperback - 272 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Almost three decades after commencing his maritime epic with Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian is still at it. The 20th episode, Blue at the Mizzen, is another swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, complete with romantic escapades from smoggy London to Sierra Leone, diplomacy, espionage, the... Read more

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Gap Creek : The Story of a Marriage
by Robert Morgan


Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback - 336 pages
(October 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Oprah Book Club® Selection, January 2000: Robert Morgan's Gap Creek opens with one wrenching death and ends with another. In between, this novel of turn-of-the-century Appalachian life works in fire, flood, swindlers, sickness, and starvation--a truly biblical assortment of plagues, all visited... Read more

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The Way People Run : Stories
by Christopher Tilghman


Picador USA
Paperback - 224 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Christopher Tilghman is often mentioned in the same breath as John Cheever or William Maxwell--American masters who have mapped the difficult terrain of domestic life. Pretty exalted company, but Tilghman more than holds his own in the novel Mason's Retreat and the short-story collection In a... Read more

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Plainsong (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Kent Haruf


Vintage Books
Paperback - 320 pages
1 Vintage edition (August 22, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Plainsong, according to Kent Haruf's epigraph, is "any simple and unadorned melody or air." It's a perfect description of this lovely, rough-edged book, set on the very edge of the Colorado plains. Tom Guthrie is a high school teacher whose wife can't--or won't--get out of bed; the McPherons are two... Read more

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The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh
by Evelyn Waugh


Back Bay Books
Paperback - 544 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Mordant, mirthful, and unrelenting in their lampoon of aristocratic mischief, Evelyn Waugh's novels have earned him a permanent place in the literary pantheon. But this cantankerous master--the scion, by the way, of a decidedly middle-class family of publishers and writers--was no less adept when it... Read more

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Blue at the Mizzen
by Patrick O'Brian


W.W. Norton & Company
Paperback - 272 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Almost three decades after commencing his maritime epic with Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian is still at it. The 20th episode, Blue at the Mizzen, is another swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, complete with romantic escapades from smoggy London to Sierra Leone, diplomacy, espionage, the... Read more

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The Map of Love
by Ahdaf Soueif


Anchor Books
Paperback - 529 pages
(September 12, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Ahdaf Soueif's The Map of Love is a massive family saga, a story that draws its readers into two moments in the complex, troubled history of modern Egypt. The story begins in 1977 in New York. There Isabel Parkman discovers an old trunk full of documents--some in English, some in Arabic--in her... Read more

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The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh
by Evelyn Waugh


Back Bay Books
Paperback - 544 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Mordant, mirthful, and unrelenting in their lampoon of aristocratic mischief, Evelyn Waugh's novels have earned him a permanent place in the literary pantheon. But this cantankerous master--the scion, by the way, of a decidedly middle-class family of publishers and writers--was no less adept when it... Read more

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The Mark of the Angel
by Nancy Huston


Vintage Books
Paperback
1 Vintage edition (August 8, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
From Nancy Huston, a Canadian writer who's lived in France for a couple of decades, comes a modest proposal in the form of a novel: Maybe millennial fiction shouldn't look forward. Maybe it should look back to the shames and sadnesses of the 20th century. The Mark of the Angel, Huston's U.S. debut... Read more

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Several Deceptions
by Jane Stevenson


Mariner Books
Paperback - 263 pages
(September 2000)
  No customer rating available.

Amazon.com
Who is Jane Stevenson, and how does she know all this stuff? With Several Deceptions, this hitherto unheard-from British academic has unleashed a brilliant debut collection of four wicked, chatty novellas. If her astonishing range of milieu is anything to go by, Stevenson seems to be a Tibetan monk... Read more

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The Book on the Bookshelf (Vintage)
by Henry Petroski


Vintage Books
Paperback - 288 pages
(September 12, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Consider the book. Though Goodnight Moon and Finnegans Wake differ considerably in content and intended audience, they do share some basic characteristics. They have pages, they're roughly the same shape, and whether in a bookstore, library, or private home, they are generally stored vertically on... Read more

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Into the Looking-Glass Wood : Essays on Books, Reading, and the World
by Alberto Manguel, Andre Bernard(Editor)


Harvest Books
Paperback - 288 pages
1 Harvest edition (July 10, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

The New Yorker, September 11, 2000
"...offering constellations of connected readings and insights with grace, humor, and tact." Read more

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The Pleasing Hour
by Lily King


Scribner
Paperback - 256 pages
(October 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
The act of writing a first novel has a lot in common with being an au pair. Each is often accomplished by a young, overeducated woman who believes she is the center of the universe. This can make for dull reading, and sometimes for unattended children falling down staircases. But Lily King's fine... Read more

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Prize Stories 2000 : The O. Henry Awards (Prize Stories (Paper), 2000)
by Larry Dark(Editor)


Anchor Books
Paperback - 404 pages
(September 12, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
An elegant salvo in the ongoing debate about the state of the American short story, this collection, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the famous O. Henry Awards, raises some questions about the uses of fiction. Where, as one of the prize jurors, Michael Cunningham, remarks, are the icy,... Read more

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Remember Me
by Laura Hendrie


Picador USA
Paperback - 384 pages
(October 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Embroidery is the central metaphor in Laura Hendrie's absorbing and offbeat first novel, Remember Me (functioning much as quilting does in Whitney Otto's How to Make an American Quilt). The title is taken from an old American sampler: "When this you see, Remember me," and each chapter begins with an... Read more

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Where Rivers Change Direction
by Mark Spragg


Riverhead Books
Paperback - 283 pages
Reissue edition (August 8, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

--Teresa Jordan, author of RIDING THE WHITE HORSE HOME
"Spragg's essays delve more deeply, fully, and truly into relationships with land, with seasons, with animals--both domestic and wild--with humans, and with the self than anything else I have read in the broadening literature of the rural West." --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this... Read more

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My Father, Dancing (Harvest Book)
by Bliss Broyard


Harvest Books
Paperback - 208 pages
(October 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
When your father's a noted literary critic--in this case, the late Anatole Broyard--and you entitle your debut collection My Father, Dancing, speculation on the autobiographical roots of your fiction seems not merely inevitable but self-sought. Thus it is with Bliss Broyard's eight tales of fumbling... Read more

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Shadow-Box: A Novel
by Antonia Logue


Grove Press
Paperback - 320 pages
(September 30, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Antonia Logue's Shadow-Box blends historical fact with imaginative fiction in a sometimes awkward but ultimately compelling mix. Working in her favor is a cast of characters unlike any other. Mina Loy, the painter and Dadaist poet notorious for her beauty, her love affairs, and her flamboyant... Read more

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The Last Debate
by James Lehrer, Jim Lehrer


Public Affairs
Paperback - 336 pages
1 edition (September 5, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
2.5 out of 5 stars

The Washington Post Book World
"Skillfully plotted and intelligently wrought." Read more

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The Vintner's Luck
by Elizabeth Knox


Picador USA
Paperback - 288 pages
(August 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
"A week after midsummer, when the festival fires were cold, and decent people were in bed an hour after sunset, not lying dry-mouthed in dark rooms at midday, a young man named Sobran Jodeau stole two of the freshly bottled wines to baptize the first real sorrow of his life."

The year is 1808, the... Read more


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The Leper's Companions
by Julia Blackburn


Vintage Books
Paperback - 208 pages
(September 5, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Julia Blackburn's first novel, The Book of Color, revolved around a curse; her second, however, is all about miracles--double-edged though they might be. The narrator is a nameless woman who has recently lost someone she loved. "What she wanted to do now was to bang the door shut on this present... Read more

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The Way People Run : Stories
by Christopher Tilghman


Picador USA
Paperback - 224 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Christopher Tilghman is often mentioned in the same breath as John Cheever or William Maxwell--American masters who have mapped the difficult terrain of domestic life. Pretty exalted company, but Tilghman more than holds his own in the novel Mason's Retreat and the short-story collection In a... Read more

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The Ladies Auxiliary (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Tova Mirvis


Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 336 pages
(September 5, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Barbecued brisket, noodle kugel with peaches, matzo donuts: in her portrait of a Memphis shtetl, Tova Mirvis outdoes herself with descriptions of food. And rightly so, for in this "Jerusalem of the South," food is more than just sustenance--it is edible tradition, binding the community together. So... Read more

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Scar Vegas
by Tom Paine


Harvest Books
Paperback - 228 pages
(October 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
An urban legend making the rounds goes something like this: a guy accepts a drink from a good-looking woman in an airport bar and, three hours later, wakes up in a bathtub full of ice, missing a kidney. This apocryphal tale of involuntary black-market organ donors figures in the title story of Tom... Read more

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A Far Cry from Kensington
by Muriel Spark


New Directions
Paperback - 192 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

The Observer
Outstanding. Read more

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The Fireman's Fair
by Josephine Humphreys


Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 263 pages
Reprint edition (September 5, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis
Amid the chaos of Charleston's cataclysmic hurricane, Rob Wyatt discovers the changes that the disaster has wrought upon his parents, his confidant, Albert, and his unrequited love, Louise. By the author of Rich in Love. Reprint. Read more

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Rich in Love
by Josephine Humphreys


Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 272 pages
(September 5, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Suzanne Leslie Simmons
What is it about adolescence that draws us to relive its pain and turmoil through books, movies, and television? Perhaps it is the advantage or safety of hindsight, or the comfort in realizing that even those who seemed so confident were suffering, too. Seventeen-year-old Lucille Odom is one such... Read more

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The Honey Thief
by Elizabeth Graver


Harvest Books
Paperback - 272 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
"The first time a store manager called about Eva, Miriam had thought it was a mistake." Eva Baruch, 11 years old, has been caught stealing three times. The fourth time, her widowed mother takes drastic action and moves them from their East Village apartment to a small town in Upstate New York.... Read more

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The Pure and the Impure (New York Review Books Classics)
by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, et al


New York Review of Books
Paperback - 200 pages
(September 2000)
  No customer rating available.

Terry Castle, London Review of Books
Faced with perfect, lapidary and truth-bearing sentences, one's only appropriate response is to fall to one's knees and surrender. Read more

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The Language of Threads : A Novel
by Gail Tsukiyama


Griffin Trade Paperback
Paperback - 288 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

From Kirkus Reviews
A saga of a Chinese woman in the WWII eraand sequel to Women of the Silk (1991). Having barely escaped China after the Japanese invasion, 27-year-old Pei arrives in Hong Kong with a bag slung over her shoulder, 14-year-old orphan Ji Shen in tow, and a list of names. A silk sister since childhood... Read more

35.   Cracks
by Sheila Kohler


Zoland Books
Paperback - 176 pages
Reprint edition (September 1, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Put adolescents together in a confined environment with only minimal adult supervision, and bad things will happen--a truism in literature as well as life. (Think The Children's Hour, think Lord of the Flies.) But in Sheila Kohler's eerie, atmospheric Cracks, the bad things that will happen are not... Read more

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One Heart
by Jane McCafferty


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 304 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

The New York Times Book Review, Paula Friedman
In eschewing the expected, her novel accurately reflects the sometimes meandering and unruly directions our lives take. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title Read more

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Perlman's Ordeal
by Brooks Hansen


Picador USA
Paperback - 352 pages
(October 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Dr. August Perlman lives a well-regulated life. His Clinic for Suggestive Therapy is tremendously successful--mainly because he never takes on a patient he isn't sure he can cure. His personal life is remarkably free of muss and fuss, and he likes it that way; in fact, the only passion he truly... Read more

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Essays of the Masters
by Charles Neider(Editor)


Cooper Square Press
Paperback - 480 pages
1 edition (September 1, 2000)
  No customer rating available.


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Guenevere : Queen of the Summer Country
by Rosalind Miles


Crown Pub
Paperback - 412 pages
(July 11, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
This is the first part of a trilogy chronicling the life of Queen Guenevere. Beginning with the young King Arthur who is preparing for the war that will unite Britain, the book recounts the marriage of Guenevere and Arthur, the growth of Arthur's court, and Guenevere's adulterous affair with... Read more

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My Date With Satan : Stories
by Stacey Richter


Scribner
Paperback - 224 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Breathe a sigh of relief at the appearance of Stacey Richter, a hip, pop culture-obsessed fiction writer who actually knows what she's doing. A lot of "buzz" surrounds her first collection, My Date with Satan, and she was hailed by the Voice Literary Supplement as a "writer on the verge," but... Read more

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You'Ve Got to Read This : Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories That Held Them in Awe
by Ron Hansen(Editor), Jim Shepard(Editor)


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 640 pages
(October 1994)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Book Description
Thirty-four of America's most distinguished fiction writers--including Oscar Hijuelos, John Irving, and Joyce Carol Oates--introduce the short stories that inspired them most. Read more

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Mountain Time
by Ivan Doig


Scribner
Paperback - 320 pages
(August 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Celebrated for his stirring, clear-eyed memoirs and novels of Montana--Dancing at the Rascal Fair, This House of Sky, and most recently Bucking the Sun--Ivan Doig vaults over the mountains in his new novel and lands in the midst of Seattle's fin-de-siècle coffee and computer culture. Mitch Rozier is... Read more

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Hearts in Atlantis
by Stephen King


Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback - 624 pages
(August 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Stephen King's collection of five stories about '60s kids reads like a novel. The best is "Low Men in Yellow Coats," about Bobby Garfield of Harwich, Connecticut, who craves a Schwinn for his 11th birthday. But his widowed mom is impoverished, and so bitter that she barely loves him. King is as good... Read more

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Headlong
by Michael Frayn


Picador USA
Paperback - 352 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
With its sumptuous surfaces and alluring sense of gravitas, classic Dutch painting has fascinated writers for centuries. It's easy to see why. Giant religious representations and gaudy classical scenes already have the weight of literature behind them. But an enigmatic portrait or dimly lit interior... Read more

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Aqua Erotica: 18 Stories for a Steamy Bath
by Mary Anne Mohanraj(Editor)


Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 208 pages
(August 22, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars

Kirkus Reviews - July 1, 2000
"Hot and wet -- also extremely well crafted." Read more

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The Jukebox Queen of Malta
by Nicholas M. Rinaldi


Scribner
Paperback - 368 pages
(August 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
In the annals of great literature, Malta's one potential claim to fame is that it might have been the location of Calypso's island in The Odyssey; apart from that, this tiny, windswept island midway between Italy and Libya makes itself scarce on the fictional front. But Nicholas Rinaldi brings it... Read more

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Elementals : Stories of Fire and Ice
by A. S. Byatt


Vintage Books
Paperback - 240 pages
1 Vintage edition (July 11, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
A.S. Byatt's stories simmer with a sensuality and passion that, like topiary trees in a formal garden, are pruned and trained into cultivated shapes while retaining the wild scent of the orchard. In "Crocodile Tears" a woman walks away from a personal tragedy, deserting those she loves to try to... Read more

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In the Drink
by Kate Christensen


Anchor Books
Paperback - 288 pages
(August 1, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Bridget Jones's Diary seems to have unleashed a flood of similar novels featuring unmarried, underemployed, somewhat neurotic young women searching for the right job--and, more importantly, the right man. One of the better entries in the Bridget Jones Sweepstakes is Kate Christensen's In the Drink,... Read more

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The Salon.Com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors
by Laura Miller(Editor), Adam Begley(Contributor)


Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 512 pages
(August 1, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Selling itself as a handbook for readers who consume books "for pleasure," The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors hopes to fill a perceived gap on the reference shelf. Its editor, Laura Miller, declares in the preface: "We didn't imagine an audience of researchers or scholars or... Read more

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Hitler's Niece
by Ron Hansen


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 352 pages
(September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Hitler's Niece offers the unforgettable spectacle of a tyrant in love: kneeling, shouting, groveling, sputtering with rage, posing naked for his lover with fists clenched and stomach sucked in--and that's leaving out the dog whip and jackboots. The unfortunate victim of these attentions is Angelika... Read more

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The Swiss Family Perelman
by S. J. Perelman, Al Hirschfeld(Illustrator)


The Lyons Press
Paperback - 216 pages
Reprint edition (September 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

The New York Times
This book is for everybody. Read more

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The Rising Gorge
by S. J. Perelman


The Lyons Press
Paperback - 288 pages
Reprint edition (September 2000)
  No customer rating available.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Perelman handles the American language the way a virtuoso piccolo player plays "The Stars and Stripes Forever." Read more

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The Last Laugh
by S. J. Perelman


The Lyons Press
Paperback - 192 pages
Reprint edition (September 2000)
  No customer rating available.

Tom Wolfe, The New York Times Book Review
This is the best thing Perelman ever wrote. Read more

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The Five-Minute Iliad and Other Instant Classics : Great Books for the Short Attention Span
by Greg Nagan


Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback - 192 pages
(August 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Book Description

Was Homer really blind, or was that just his shtick? Was Dante a righty or a lefty? Why aren't there any pictures of Jane Austen in a bikini? What made Oscar so Wilde? How much did Hemingway? These are just some of the many great questions of Western literature ignored in this book.

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Turn of the Century
by Kurt Andersen, Kurt Anderson


Delta
Paperback - 672 pages
Reprint edition (July 11, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Everyone will compare Kurt Andersen's scathingly funny first novel to Tom Wolfe's fictional debut, The Bonfire of the Vanities. Like Wolfe, Andersen is a merry terrorist, a status-attuned assassin with liquid nitrogen in his veins, a prose style with the cool purr of an Uzi, and the entire society... Read more

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The Houdini Girl (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
by Martyn Bedford


Vintage Books
Paperback - 320 pages
(June 13, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
Fletcher Brandon, known onstage as Peter Prestige the Prodigious Prestidigitator (and offstage simply as Red), has never met anyone as alive as Rosa Kelly. Yet a year after their mutual seduction one night in an Oxford pub, this beautiful, foul-mouthed, flinty Irishwoman is dead--either a suicide or... Read more

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Urban Nature : Poems About Wildlife in the City
by Laure-Anne Bosselaar(Editor), Emily Hiestand(Introduction)


Milkweed Editions
Paperback - 272 pages
(August 2000)
  No customer rating available.

From Booklist
The city is considered nature's opposite, but humankind is as much a part of nature as any other earthly species, and cities are as vital and natural as coral reefs and termite mounds. Emily Hiestand, poetry editor of Orion magazine, crystallizes this recognition in her sagacious and lyrical... Read more

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The Broken Estate : Essays on Literature and Belief
by James Wood


Modern Library
Paperback
(July 18, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
For James Wood, great fiction is always a venture into danger--a journey to the farthest shores. By extension, great criticism too should demand and risk all. And his first collection, The Broken Estate, does so again and again. Since Wood graduated from Cambridge in the 1980s and began reviewing... Read more

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The Weight of Dreams
by Jonis Agee


Penguin USA (Paper)
Paperback - 448 pages
Reissue edition (August 1, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Amazon.com
In her earlier novel South of Resurrection, Jonis Agee seemed bent on refuting Thomas Wolfe: you can go home again, though sometimes it's easier not to. The Weight of Dreams finds her returning to the same thematic territory in a sweeping, ambitious novel about nothing less than good and evil, writ... Read more

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The Obituary Writer
by Porter Shreve


Houghton Mifflin Co (Trd)
Paperback - 224 pages
(June 7, 2000)
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In his delicate and hilarious first novel, Porter Shreve paints a fast-moving tale about the grungy, romantic allure of newspaper work and the muddled conspiracy of nature and nurture in a young man's maturation. The Obituary Writer's narrator, Gordie Hatch, has papers in his blood: his late father... Read more




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