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.

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