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90“Half Broke Horses”

A story of origins and women, “Half Broke Horses” brings the author’s hardy, poker playing, schoolteacher grandmother to life.

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95“The Interrogative Mood”

All questions, no answers: Every sentence in “The Interrogative Mood” ends with a question mark, yet the effect is mysteriously satisfying.

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Written as a series of e-mails, “e2” draws readers into the world of an ad agency—and the workings of the Worldwide Web.

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97“That Old Cape Magic”

In “That Old Cape Magic,” Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo tackles the age-old fear of turning into one’s parents.

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98“Model Home”

In “Model Home,” Eric Puchner’s debut novel, a suburban family faces the inevitable reality of the American dream.

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99“The Three Weissmanns of Westport”

In “The Three Weissmanns of Westport,” Cathleen Schine puts her spin on Jane Austen, with characters seeking love in Manhattan and Westport, Connecticut.

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