FICTION: The YEAR'S BEST

THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN, by Remain Gary. The hero of this startling and moving novel crusades to save the elephants of Equatorial Africa from extinction; for to him they seem the last living symbols of freedom in a world determined to enslave itself. Not many writers could have conceived this jarring parable of liberty, and fewer still could have brought it off with French Novelist Gary's brilliance.

HOME FROM THE HILL, by William Humphrey. A carefully written story of a young man who bitterly discovers the dead rot at the heart of his parents'...

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