Books Received

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Ackers, Deborah S. and Bagader, Abubaker A. (Ed) Oranges in the Sun: Short Stories from the Arabian Gulf. Lynne Rienner, 2008. $17.95

Adams, Poppy. The Sister. Knopf, 2008. $23.95.

Agaoglu, Adalet. Summer's End. Trans. Figen Bingul. Talisman House, 2008. $18.95.

Alameddine, Rabih. The Hakawati. Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. $25.95.

Al Hamdani, Salah. Baghdad Mon Amour. Trans. Sonia Alland. Middlepoint, 2008. $15.00.

Almino, Joao. The Five Seasons of Love. Trans. Elizabeth Jackson. Host, 2008. $15.00.

Amdahl, Gary. I Am Death: Two Novellas. Milkweed Editions, 2008. $15.00.

Amirthanayagam, Indran. The Splintered Face: Tsunami Poems, Hanging Loose Press, 2008. $16.00.

Amis, Martin. The Second Plane. Knopf, 2008. $24.00.

Appiah, Peggy, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Ivor Agyeman-Duah. Bu Me Be: Proverbs of the Akans. Ayebia Clarke Ltd, 2007. 18.99 [pounds sterling].

Armitage, Simon. Tyrannosaurus Rex versus the Corduroy Kid. Knopf, 2008. $22.00.

Arroyo, Fred. The Region of Lost Names. Univ. of Arizona Press, 2008. $15.95.

Ashour, Radwa. Siraaj. Trans. Barbara Romaine. Univ. of Texas Press, 2007. $16.00.

Barker, Pat. Life Class. Doubleday, 2008. $23.95.

Barnes, Kim. A Country Called Home. Knopf, 2008. $24.00.

Barry, Rebecca. Later, at the bar. Simon & Schuster, 2007. $22.00.

Bausch, Richard. Peace. Knopf, 2008. $19.95.

Biller, Max. Love Today. Trans. Anthea Bell. Simon & Schuster, 2008. $23.00.

Bingham, Sallie. Red Car. Sarabande, 2008. $15.95.

Blew, Mary Clearman. Jackalope Dreams. Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2008. $24.95.

Blum, Liliana. The Curse of Eve and Other Stories. Trans. Toshiya Kamei. Host, 2008. $15.00.

Bouraoui, Nina. Tomboy, Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2007. $19.95.

Bolger, Dermot. The Journey Home. Univ. of Texas Press, 2008. $24.95.

Bontempelli, Massimo. The Faithful Lover. Trans. Estelle Gilson. Host, 2007. $15.00.

Bracy, Ihsan. Paths of Sanctuary, Cool Grove Press, 2008. $14.95

Braziel, James. Birmingham 35 Miles. Bantam, 2008. $12.00.

Brodow, Ed. Fixer. Outskirts Press, 2008. $14.95.

Buxbaum, Julie. The Opposite of Love. Dial Press, 2008. $25.00.

Callanan, Liam. All Saints. Dial Press, 2008. $16.00.

Carter, Marie. The Trapeze Diaries, Hanging Loose Press, 2008. $16.00.

Carter, Stephen L. Palace Council. Knopf, 2008. $26.95.

Christensen, Kate. The Great Man. Anchor Books, 2007. $14.95.

Christopher, Nicholas. The Bestiary. Dial Press, 2008. $14.00.

Cirelli, Michael. Lobster with 'Ol Dirty Bastard. Hanging Loose Press, 2008. $16.00.

Coe, Jonathan. The Rain Before It Falls, Knopf, 2008. $23.95.

Coleman, Wanda. Jazz and Twelve O'Clock Tales. Black Sparrow Books, 2008. $22.95.

Cooney, Ellen. Lambrusco. Pantheon, 2008. $25.00.

Darling, Lynn. Necessary Sins. Dial Press, 2008. $14.00.

Darnielle, John. Master of Reality. Continuum, 2008. $10.95.

Delcourt, Denyse. Gabrielle and the Long Sleep into Mourning. Trans. Eugene Vance. Green Integer, 2007. $12.95.

Dew, Spencer. Songs of Insurgency. Vagabond Press, 2007. $12.00.

Eisenstein, Sam. Merciless Beauty. Green Integer, 2007. $13.95.

Estrin, Marc. The Lamentations of Julius Marantz. Unbridled, 2007. $14.95.

Fallon, Kathleen Mary. Paydirt, Univ. of Western Australia Press, 2007. $19.50.

Federman, Raymond. More Loose Shoes and Smelly Socks. Replenishment Books, 2008. $15.99.

Ferrell, Monica. The Answer Is Always Yes. Dial Press, 2008. $24.00.

Fradkin, Philip L, Wallace Stegner and the American West. Knopf, 2008. $27.50.

Fraser, George MacDonald. The Reavers. Knopf, 2008. $24.00.

Galan, Juan Eslava. The Mule. Trans. Lisa Dillman. …