Books: Editors' Choice

FICTION: Falling in Place, Ann Beattie Doctor Fischer of Geneva or the Bomb Party, Graham Greene Joshua Then and Now, Mordecai Richler ∙ Preparations for the Ascent, Gilbert Rogin ∙ Rough Strife, Lynne Sharon Schwartz ∙ The Second Coming, Walker Percy ∙ The Transit of Venus, Shirley Hazzard

NONFICTION: China Men, Maxine Hong Kingston ∙ Heartsounds, Martha Weinman Lear ∙ Laughing in the Hills, Bill Barich ∙ Philosophy and Public Policy, Sidney Hook The Oak and the Calf, Alexander Solzhenitsyn ∙ Thirty Seconds, MichaelJ. Arlen ∙ War Within and Without, Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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