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NEUROSCIENCE: FACT & FICTION

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THE ECHO MAKER

By Richard Powers

* 2006 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

In search of the human soul. PAGE 39

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THE FAMILY THAT COULDN'T SLEEP

A Medical Mystery

By D. T. Max

A disease with no cure. PAGE 60

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WOMEN, FAMILIES, SECRETS

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THE GHOST AT THE TABLE

By Suzanne Berne

Did her father poison her mother? PAGE 30

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THE THIRTEENTH TALE

By Diane Setterfield

An author tells her life story to a bookseller. PAGE 32

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THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT

By Heidi Julavits

Did Mary fake her amnesia? PAGE 33

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THE LIGHT OF EVENING

By Edna O'Brien

The harrowing power of a mother's love. PAGE 38

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RESTLESS

By William Boyd

Mom was a spy. PAGE 40

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HISTORICAL FICTION

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ABUNDANCE

A Novel of Marie Antoinette

By Sena Jeter Naslund

The absorbing story of a self-absorbed queen. PAGE 34

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IMPERIUM

By Robert Harris

Cicero's rise, as seen from the bottom. PAGE 36

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INES OF MY SOUL

By Isabel Allende

Personalizing the Spanish conquest. PAGE 36

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FICTION

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FAREWELL SUMMER

By Ray Bradbury

The sequel to Dandelion Wine, right on time. PAGE 28

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THE VIEW FROM CASTLE ROCK

Stories

By Alice Munro

Munro turns inward. PAGE 34

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ROYAL INTRIGUE: FACT & FICTION

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DARK ANGELS

By Karleen Koen

Fictional 17th century courts and courtships. PAGE 28

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LOVE AND LOUIS XIV

The Women in the Life of the Sun King

By Antonia Fraser A monarch's love life. PAGE 56

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WE WERE HOPING FOR BETTER

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THE LAY OF THE LAND

By Richard Ford

Frank Bascombe endures another family holiday. PAGE 38

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ONE GOOD TURN

By Kate Atkinson

A mystery from the author of Case Histories. PAGE 42

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LISEY'S STORY

By Stephen King

Critics loved it or hated it. PAGE 46

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IT'S A CRIME!

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ECHO PARK

By Michael Connelly

Bosch is back. PAGE 40

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THE MEPHISTO CLUB

By Tess Gerritsen

A satanic club is among us.

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FANTASIES LIGHT AND DARK

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FARTHING

By Jo Walton

Alternative History: Nazi Europe, 1949. PAGE 44

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