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THE MARCH By E. L. Doctorow

****1/2 SELECTION

LITERARY - Doctorow imagines the effects of Sherman's 1864 march through the South. (Nov/Dec 2005)

INCENDIARY By Chris Cleave

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LITERARY - When her husband and young son die in a London bombing, the narrator writes a letter to Osama bin Laden. (Nov/Dec 2005)

ON BEAUTY By Zadie Smith

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LITERARY - In a plot that mirrors E. M. Forster's Howards End, two radically different families collide. (Nov/Dec 2005)

A THOUSAND YEARS OF GOOD PRAYERS

Stories By Yiyun Li

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LITERARY - Individuals come to terms with the Cultural Revolution's legacy. (Jan/Feb 2006)

PURITY OF BLOOD By Arturo Perez-Reverte

***1/2

LITERARY - Sword for hire in 17th-century Madrid. (Mar/Apr 2006)

DRIVE By James Sallis

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CRIME - Stunt driver by day, getaway driver by night. (Mar/Apr 2006)

THE HOT KID By Elmore Leonard

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CRIME - The Western meets urban crime. (July/Aug 2005)

A FEAST FOR CROWS By George R. R. Martin

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SF - In the fourth volume of the Song of Ice and Fire epic, the struggle for the Iron Throne continues. (Mar/Apr 2006)

MATISSE THE MASTER By Hilary Spurling

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BIOGRAPHY - The second part of the biography of the great modernist artist. (Jan/Feb 2006)

1776 By David McCullough

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HISTORY - Better dead than redcoat. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author tackles the American Revolution (Sept/Oct 2005)

POSTWARA History of Europe Since 1945 By Tony Judt

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HISTORY - World War II created the conditions for today's Europe. (Jan/ Feb 2006)

A WAR LIKE NO OTHER How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War By Victor Davis Hanson

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HISTORY - Bringing Athens and Sparta back to life. (Mar/Apr 2006)

THE WORST HARD TIME The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl By Timothy Egan

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