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JANUARY 2007

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THE PEOPLE'S ACT OF LOVE

By James Meek

EXCELLENT/CLASSIC SELECTION

LITERARY-Humanity plays out against the dying days of the Russian revolution. (Mar/Apr 2006)

BECOMING STRANGERS

By Louise Dean

EXCELLENT SELECTION

LITERARY--Two very different couples meet at a Caribbean resort. (May/June 2006)

THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEAD

By Kevin Brockmeier

EXCELLENT SELECTION

LITERARY--Only human memories sustain "The City," an idyllic place for the dead. (May/June 2006)

THE TIME OF THE UPROOTED

By Elie Wiesel

EXCELLENT

LITERARY--A Holocaust survivor's memories of the war--and the woman who saved him. (Nov/Dec 2005)

TIMOTHY; OR, NOTES OF AN ABJECT REPTILE

By Verlyn Klinkenborg

EXCELLENT

LITERARY--Eighteenth-century naturalist Gilbert White's tortoise tells her tale. (May/June 2006)

THE WHITE EARTH

By Andrew McGahan

EXCELLENT

LITERARY--An Australian boy living on an old sheep ranch deals with ghosts of the past. (Mar/Apr 2006)

A STRONG WEST WIND

A Memoir

By Gail Caldwell

EXCELLENT SELECTION

BIOGRAPHY--The Boston Globe critic asks how she became who she did. (May/June 2006)

AT CANAAN'S EDGE

America in the King Years, 1965-68

By Taylor Branch

EXCELLENT

BIOGRAPHY--The King-sized trilogy comes to a close. (Mar/Apr 2006)

GIRLS OF TENDER AGE

A Memoir

By Mary-Ann Tirone Smith

EXCELLENT

BIOGRAPHY--A woman recalls the murder of a childhood friend. (May/June 2006)

HERSHEY

Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams By Michael D'Antonio

EXCELLENT

BIOGRAPHY--Hershey's progressive capitalism and the magic chocolate kiss. (Mar/Apr 2006)

FEBRUARY 2007

GATE OF THE SUN

By Elias Khoury, translated by Humphrey Davies

EXCELLENT/CLASSIC SELECTION

LITERARY--A doctor tells "catastrophe" stories about the modern-day Palestinian experience. (May/June 2006)

IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN

By Sarah Dunant

EXCELLENT SELECTION

LITERARY--A courtesan struggles to the top in 16th-century Venice. (May/June 2006)

THE THIN PLACE

By Kathryn Davis

EXCELLENT SELECTION

LITERARY--A young New England girl brings a dead man back to life. (May/June 2006)

INTUITION

By Allegra Goodman

EXCELLENT

LITERARY--Did a postdoc researcher discover a cure for cancer--or is it all a hoax...

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