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FAMILIAR CHARACTERS

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RETURNING TO EARTH

By Jim Harrison

The Burkett clan from True North returns. PAGE 32

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PAULA SPENCER

By Roddy Doyle

Paula from The Woman Who Walked Into Doors is grappling with her past. PAGE 35

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WAR FACT AND FICTION

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THE RISING TIDE

A Novel of World War II

By Jeff Shaara

War novelist turns to the Greatest Generation. PAGE 39

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SEA OF THUNDER

Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945

By Evan Thomas

The personal story of a public Naval debacle.

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SIX FRIGATES

The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

By Ian W. Toll

Challenging Britain's superiority on the high seas.

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SCIENCE ... FICTION

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PLEASE, MR. EINSTEIN

By Jean-Claude Carriere

Conversations with Albert. PAGE 44

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WHAT IS IDENTITY?

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LET THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ERASE YOUR NAME

By Vendela Vida

From New York to Lapland, a woman searches for her father. PAGE 36

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THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT

By Jody Shields

Reconstructing faces, and relationships, during World War I. PAGE 34

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AH, PARENTING

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MOTHERS AND SONS

Stories

By Colm Toibin

A selection of stories by the author of The Master. PAGE 37

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ARLINGTON PARK

By Rachel Cusk

One day of suburban ennui. PAGE 38

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ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

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NATURE GIRL

By Carl Hiaasen

Another Floridian frenzy. PAGE 37

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YOU SUCK

A Love Story

By Christopher Moore

Vampire love. PAGE 40

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KOCKROACH

By Tyler Knox

A cockroach wakes up as a man. PAGE 35

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NATIONAL REPRESSION

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HOUSE OF MEETINGS

By Martin Amis

Life under Stalin. PAGE 41

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ZOLI

By Colum McCann

A woman's rise and fall in Czechoslovakia. PAGE 40

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THE BASTARD OF ISTANBUL

By Elif Shafak

Two teenage girls in Turkey. PAGE 33

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WORTH THE HYPE?

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SACRED GAMES

By Vikram Chandra

Mob life, India, 21st century. PAGE 42

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FAIR/GOOD

THE CASTLE IN THE FOREST

By Norman Mailer

A fictional look at Hitler's childhood. PAGE 45

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MORE GENRE STANDOUTS

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LIMITATIONS

By Scott Turow

The statue of limitations has...

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