Between the covers: a different kind of issue overview.

WHAT'S REAL? WHAT COULD BE?

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REMAINDER

By Tom McCarthy

Recreating reality after amnesia. PAGE 29

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THE POST-BIRTHDAY WORLD

By Lionel Shriver

What would have happened if she didn't kiss him? Or if she did? PAGE 33

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THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE

GOOD/EXCELLENT

FRUIT OF THE LEMON

By Andrea Levy

(FICTION) The daughter of Jamaican immigrants explores her heritage. PAGE 31

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STEALING BUDDHA'S DINNER

By Bich Minh Nguyen

(BIOGRAPHY) A Vietnamese girl grows up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. PAGE 59

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THE POWER OF CHILDREN

GOOD/EXCELLENT

THE KNITTING CIRCLE

By Ann Hood

A daughter dies, a mother searches for healing. PAGE 33

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EXCELLENT

WAITING FOR DAISY

... One Woman's Quest to Become a Mother

By Peggy Orenstein

A perilous road to parenthood. PAGE 60

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EXCELLENT

A LONG WAY GONE

Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

By Ishmael Beah

A conscripted killer. PAGE 57

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HISTORICAL FICTION

EXCELLENT

THE GRAVE TATTOO

By Val McDermid

Has someone found the body of the HMS Bounty's Fletcher Christian? PAGE 42

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HEYDAY

By Kurt Andersen

A journey through mid-19th-century America. PAGE 31

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NEXT IN THE SERIES: CRIME

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RED CAT

A John March Novel

By Peter Spiegelman

Ill-fated sex in the city. PAGE 44

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THE WATCHMAN

A Joe Pike Novel

By Robert Crais

The sidekick takes the spotlight. PAGE 44

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TRUE CRIME

GOOD/EXCELLENT

FALL

The Rape and Murder of Innocence in a Small Town

By Ron Franscell

Crime and punishment in Wyoming. PAGE 52

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LONE WOLF

Eric Rudolph, Murder, Myth, and the Pursuit of an American Outlaw

By Maryanne Vollers

Hunting the Olympic bomber. PAGE 54

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NEXT IN THE SERIES: SF

EXCELLENT

THE WHITE TYGER

By Paul Park

Next after A Princess of Roumania and Th e Tourmaline. PAGE 46

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EXCELLENT

FINAL IMPACT

By John Birmingham

The conclusion to the alternate history/time-travel trilogy. PAGE 46

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THE STRUCTURE OF THE WORLD

EXCELLENT

THE HUMAN TOUCH

Our Part in the Creation of a Universe

By Michael Frayn

(NONFICTION) A philosophical meditation. PAGE 49

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GOOD/EXCELLENT

MATHEMATICIANS IN LOVE

By Rudy Rucker

(SF) Two mathematicians search for a theorem for predicting the...

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