Books: Editors' Choice: Jun. 1, 1981

FICTION: God Emperor of Dune, Frank Herbert ∙The Meeting at Telgte, Gunter Grass ∙The Men's Club, Leonard Michaels ∙Original Sins, Lisa Alther ∙The Testament, Elie Wiesel ∙The White Hotel, D.M. Thomas ∙Zuckerman Unbound, Philip Roth

NONFICTION: The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds, John K. Terres ∙Ernest Hemingway, Selected Letters, 1917, 1961, edited by Carlos Baker ∙Grant, William S. McFeely ∙A Life in Our Times, John Kenneth Galbraith Naked at the Feast, Lynn Haney Nam, Mark Baker ∙Twelve Years, Joel Agee


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