"Heavy Water and Other Stories" by Martin Amis
The British writer's
collection of savagely satirical short stories never delves too deep -- and perhaps that's best.
Reviewed by Laura Miller [02/11/99]
"Timbuktu" by Paul Auster
"Five Thousand Days Like This One: An American Family History" By Jane Brox
"Anglomania" by Ian Buruma
Why, oh why, do we love the
Reviewed by JoAnn Gutin [04/27/99]
"The Night Inspector" By Frederick Busch
"Paris Trance" by Geoff Dyer
Working without plot, a novelist
creates a prose photograph of a time and a place.
Reviewed by Greg Bottoms [07/12/99]
"For the Relief of Unbearable Urges" by Nathan Englander
A young writer
offers spare, often brilliant tales of Orthodox and Hasidic Jews displaced from their physical, moral and spiritual lives.
Reviewed by John
"White Oleander" by Janet Fitch
A first novelist sends her young heroine
through the horror show of the Los Angeles foster-care system.
Reviewed by Trish Deitch Rohrer [05/11/99]
"The Lexus and the Olive Tree" by Thomas L. Friedman
York Times columnist offers an important message about the new world economy: Globalize or die.
Reviewed by Scott Whitney [04/19/99]
"Lost on Earth" by Mark Fritz
A book about refugees that's as intimate and
moving as a masterful short story collection and surprisingly hard to put down. A 1999 Salon Book Award winner.
Reviewed by Craig Seligman [03/24/99]
"The Wonders of the Invisible World" by David Gates
brooding, crushingly accurate stories of are as forgiving as they come.
Reviewed by Austin Bunn [06/30/99]
"The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo" by Karen
A writer rages against the shame women feel about menstruation.
Reviewed by Stephanie Zacharek [04/21/99]
"Another Life" by Michael Korda
"Music for Torching" by A.M. Homes
"The Amateur: An Independent Life of Letters" by Wendy Lesser
first-rate West Coast critic looks at herself looking at art.
Reviewed by Andrew O'Hehir [03/08/99]
"Broke Heart Blues" by Joyce Carol Oates
The novelist explores
the repercussions of a violent act in a town where life ends with high school.
Reviewed by Michelle Goldberg [07/28/99]
"Tipping the Velvet" by Sarah Waters
An exuberant, lusty novel
about a lesbian adventuress follows its heroine through the underworld of Victorian London.
Reviewed by Peter Kurth [07/30/99]
"Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of
Behavior" by Jonathan Weiner
Can molecular biologists dissect our urges?
Reviewed by Edward Neuert [04/30/99]
"Shadow" By Bob Woodward