The Reading List Contemporary Fiction: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works of 110 Authors

The Reading List Contemporary Fiction: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works of 110 Authors

by David Rubel
     
 

Perfect for reading groups and all book lovers

Here, at last, is the book to which the more than a quarter-million reading groups and book clubs in this country can turn for the answer to that pressing question: What should we read next?

The Reading List illuminates the work of current novelists who have captured the imagination of the modern

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Perfect for reading groups and all book lovers

Here, at last, is the book to which the more than a quarter-million reading groups and book clubs in this country can turn for the answer to that pressing question: What should we read next?

The Reading List illuminates the work of current novelists who have captured the imagination of the modern reader. Each entry includes critical commentary on the author's published fiction by prominent reviewers, as well as thematic and plot synopses, and a short biography.

The Reading List features a broad spectrum of writers from our shores and abroad whose works are available in English. Stylistically, the authors run the gamut from Cormac McCarthy to Cristina Garcia, from Naguib Mahfouz to Barbara Kingsolver, from Jane Smiley to Salman Rushdie. Now reading groups and independent bookworms alike have a comprehensive, discriminating resource to guide them through their next literary foray.

Editorial Reviews

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Combines descriptions with meticulously researched excerpts from major media reviews and eases the process of deciding what to read next.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805055276
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

David Rubel is a writer and editor, and president of Agincourt Press, a book packaging company in upstate New York. His editing credits include Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies.

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