Books: Editor's Choice: Dec. 7, 1981

FICTION: The Book of Lights, Chaim Potok ∙ Easy Travel to Other Planets, Ted Mooney ∙ A Flag for Sunrise, Robert Stone ∙ The Hotel New Hampshire, John Irving ∙ Rabbit Is Rich, John Updike ∙ Reinhart's Women, Thomas Berger

NONFICTION: Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey, V.S. Naipaul ∙ The Language of Clothes, Alison Lurie ∙ Lectures on Russian Literature, Vladimir Nabokov ∙ Mrs. Harris: The Death of the Scarsdale Diet Doctor, Diana Trilling ∙ Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, Janet Malcolm

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