Best books read in 1998 (listed alphabetically by author)

   ◆ Austen, Jane. Emma

   ◆ Berendt, John. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

   ◆ Davies, Robertson. The Cunning Man

   ◆ DeLillo, Don. Underworld

   ◆ Ellroy, James. L.A.Confidential

   ◆ Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife

   ◆ Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain

   ◆ Hamilton, Jane. The Book of Ruth

   ◆ Irving, John. The Cider House Rules

   ◆ Lefkowitz, Bernard. Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb

   ◆ McCourt, Frank. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

   ◆ O'Connell, Carol. Judas Child

   ◆ Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

   ◆ Watson, Larry. Montana 1948

Notables That Didn't Make the Cut

  • Irving, John. A Widow for One Year

  • Paretsky, Sara. Ghost Country

  • Quindlen, Anna. Black and Blue

  • Smiley, Jane. The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

  • Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces

  • Wolfe, Tom. A Man in Full

New (to Me) Authors I'm Glad I Discovered in 1998

  • Burke, Jan

  • Davies, Robertson

  • DeLillo, Don

  • Ellroy, James

  • Erdrich, Louise

  • Frazier, Charles

  • Hamilton, Jane

  • Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

  • Watson, Larry

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