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Published June 15, 2000 7:00PM (EDT)

"Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter's Story" by Michael Isikoff
Newsweek reporter's inside account of his controversial investigation into the Lewinsky scandal.

"Juneteenth" by Ralph Ellison
The long-awaited follow-up to "Invisible Man" follows the relationship of a white politician and a black preacher.
Reviewed by Colson Whitehead (06/08/99)

"Annals of the Former World" by John McPhee
The Pulitzer Prize-winning cross-section of North America chronicles 20 years of McPhee's travels with a team of geologists.

"The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private" by Susan Bordo
A feminist, semiotic analysis of the male image in movies and ad culture.

"A Short History of Rudeness: Manners, Morals, and Misbehavior in Modern America" by Mark Caldwell
The demise of manners and triumph of rudeness in America.
Reviewed by Greg Villepique (08/06/99)

"The Woman Who Cut off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club and other stories" by Julia Slavin
The ordinary meets the unimaginable in these funny and inventive 12 stories.

"Argument Without End" by Robert S. McNamara
The secretary of defense during the Vietnam War follows up his memoir "In Retrospect" with a compilation of writings and transcripts demonstrating the United States' "failure of empathy toward the Vietnamese."

"The Lazarus Rumba" by Ernesto Rumba
Novel centered on three generations of women in the wake of Cuba's revolutionary upheaval.

"East of the Mountains" by David Guterson
The author of "Snow Falling on Cedars" confronts suicide.
Reviewed by Janice Harayda (04/08/99)

"The Miracle of Castel di Sangro" by Joe McGinniss
The investigative journalist's chronicle of an Italian soccer team's unlikely winning season.

"Layover"by Lisa Zeidner
A woman on the verge of a breakdown finds herself sneaking into hotel rooms.
Reviewed by Maria Russo (06/09/99)

"Syrup" by Maxx Barry
A comic novel that follows a young Los Angeles guy's quest for overnight success with a formula for a hot new soda.

"White Widow" by Jim Lehrer
PBS anchor's novel of a cross-country bus driver's tumultuous affair with a complete stranger.

"A Border Passage" by Leila Ahmed
Memoir of an upper-class Arab woman's journey from Nasser's Egypt to the U.S.

"Show Me a Hero: A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race and Redemption" by Lisa Belkin
This account of the forced integration of Yonkers, N.Y., in the late 1980s and early '90s is the kind of nonfiction book that writers attempting bold social novels (paging Tom Wolfe) might take as a challenge. A 1999 Salon Book Award Winner.

"Run Catch Kiss" by Amy Sohn

The former New York Press sex columnist's roman a clef is a Bridget Jones clone (but some say that, surprisingly, Sohn can really write).
Reviewed by Lori Leibovich (07/22/99)

"The Metaphysical Touch" by Sylvia Brownrigg
An ambitious first novel brings two wounded intellectuals together in cyberspace.
Reviewed by Andrew O'Hehir (06/28/99)

"The Kid" by Dan Savage

"Italian Fever" by Valerie Martin
In the land of Bernini and amore, an unassuming New Yorker discovers herself.
Reviewed by Stephanie Zacharek (08/02/99)

"Vira (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)" By Stacy Schiff
Mrs. Nabokov could have been anything she wanted to be. All she wanted to be was Mrs. Nabokov.
Reviewed by Mary Elizabeth Williams (04/20/99)

"An Equal Music" by Vikram Seth
A chameleonic author turns his thoughts to love.
Reviewed by Akash Kapur (05/13/99)

"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

"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)

"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)

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