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July 12, 1999
The Unredeemed

In a world obsessed with self-help, personal growth, and happy endings, David Gates's stories are realistically, refreshingly bleak.

June 28, 1999
Leap of Faith

The cobbled-together "Juneteenth" makes one wonder -- did Ralph Ellison ever intend to let the evangelical Reverend Hickman loose?

June 7, 1999
The Sweetest Science

In his new book, Francis Fukuyama offers evidence that things are bound to improve. It's a beautiful theory -- but has he read the papers lately?

May 24, 1999
"City of Light"
May 24, 1999
True West

Writing about the West is trickier than it looks -- and Annie Proulx, in her new collection of stories, carries it off without a hitch.

May 24, 1999
"Lord of the Barnyard"
May 24, 1999
"Circling the Drain"
May 10, 1999
"Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys"
May 10, 1999
"White Oleander"
May 10, 1999
"Véra"
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