Books: Editors' Choice

FICTION: A Bend in the River, V.S. Naipaul ∙ Living in the Maniototo, Janet Frame ∙ Mirabell: Books of Number, James Merrill ∙ Sleepless Nights, Elizabeth Hardwick Sophie's Choice, William Styron Testimony and Demeanor, John Casey ∙ The Living End, Stanley Elkin

NONFICTION: Bay of Pigs, Peter Wyden Billy Graham, Marshall Frady ∙ Blood of Spain, Ronald Fraser ∙ I Love: The Story of Vladimir Mayakovsky and Lili Brik, Ann and Samuel Charters ∙ The Medusa and the Snail, Lewis Thomas The Neoconservatives, Peter Steinfels ∙ The Powers That Be, David Halberstam


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