Books of the Year

Selected by The Atlantic’s literary editor, Benjamin Schwarz
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Books in Brief
A comprehensive selection of books highlighted in The Atlantic Monthly in 2006.

TWILIGHT OF THE SUPERHEROES: Stories, by Deborah Eisenberg (FSG)
(* Read the Atlantic's review.)

THE SECRET RIVER

, by Kate Grenville (Grove/Atlantic)
(* Read the Atlantic's review.)

ALL AUNT HAGAR’S CHILDREN: Stories

, by Edward P. Jones (Amistad)
(* Read the Atlantic's review.)

AFTER THIS: A Novel, by Alice McDermott (FSG)
(* Read the Atlantic's review.)

THE ACCIDENTAL: A Novel, by Ali Smith (Pantheon)
(* Read the Atlantic's review.)

FRAMING THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400–800, by Chris Wickham (Oxford)
(* Read the Atlantic's review.)

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.

For summaries of all books The Atlantic has reviewed in 2006, please see www.theatlantic.com/books2006.
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