Books: Editors' Choice

FICTION: Birdy, William Wharton Dubin's Lives, Bernard Malamud Fielder's Choice, edited by Jerome Holtzman ∙ Good as Gold, Joseph Heller ∙ SS-GB, Len Deighton ∙ The Best American Short Stories 1978, edited by Ted Solotaroff ∙ The Flounder, Günter Grass

NONFICTION: A Distant Mirror, Barbara W. Tuchman ∙ Albert Camus, Herbert R. Lottman Confessions of a Conservative, Garry Wills ∙ In Memory Yet Green, Isaac Asimov ∙ The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor, edited by Sally Fitzgerald ∙ The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris To Build a Castle—My Life as a Dissenter, Vladimir Bukovsky


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