Books: The Best Of 1998 Books


1 A MAN IN FULL Tom Wolfe's long-awaited successor to The Bonfire of the Vanities lives up to all the hype, and then some. It is big (742 pages), crammed with the author's keen and boisterous prose and encyclopedic in its scope. Wolfe believes that novels can still show us the way we live now. His version of a cross section of today's Atlanta proves that his novels certainly can.

2 PARADISE Toni Morrison's first novel since she won the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature tells a haunting tale. After the Civil War, nine ex-slaves move their families to the...

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