The Best Novels of the Nineties: A Reader's Guide

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McFarland, Feb 1, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 488 pages
This reader’s guide provides uniquely organized and up-to-date information on the most important and enjoyable contemporary English-language novels. Offering critically substantiated reading recommendations, careful cross-referencing, and extensive indexing, this book is appropriate for both the weekend reader looking for the best new mystery and the full-time graduate student hoping to survey the latest in magical realism. More than 1,000 titles are included, each entry citing major reviews and giving a brief description for each book.
 

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In order to bring some of the best lesser-known novels of the past decade to the attention of the "book professional" and the public, Lesher, a writer, editor, and "lifelong bibliophile," offers this ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Review Media and Abbreviations
3
The Ties That Bind
5
Unique Perspectives
39
Innovators
61
Geographical Identification
122
Time After Time
183
More Than Meets the Eye
254
Humor
326
Literary Extensions
371
Audiocassette Recordings
389
Film Adaptations
394
Reading Group Guides
395
BioBibliography
397
Author and Title Index
457
Subject Index
467

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Linda Parent Lesher, writer, editor, book discussion group member, and lifelong bibliophile, has more than 20 years’ experience in scientific research and database management. She holds degrees from Fordham University and from Johns Hopkins University and lives in Washington, D.C.

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