Roundup December 2006

Books in Brief

In time for the holidays—a comprehensive selection of books highlighted in The Atlantic Monthly in 2006
Architecture

Art, Design & Fashion

Biography

Essays

Fiction (Novels)

Fiction (Short Story Collections)

Film

Food

Foreign Affairs

History (U.S.)

History (World)

Mystery & Suspense

Photography

Politics

Religion

Society & Culture

Sports

Also see: Literary Interviews An index of Atlantic Unbound interviews with fiction writers, poets, and critics from Chinua Achebe to Tobias Wolff.

Note: The Atlantic's April, 2005, cover story, "Host," by David Foster Wallace, has been included in The Best American Magazine Writing (2006), published by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

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