Popular Contemporary Writers - Vol. 8

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Popular contemporary writers / editor, Michael D. Sharp,
              p. cm.
      Includes bibliographical references.
      Contents: V. 1. Douglas Adams-Russell Banks – v. 2. Nevada Barr-
Bill Bryson – v. 3. Ottawa Butler-Arthur C. Clarke – v. 4. James
Clavell-Rita Dove – v. 5. Louise Erdrich-Thomas Harris – v. 6. William
Least Heat-Moon-Stephen King – v. 7. Barbara Kingsolver-Anne
McCaffrey – v. 8. Frank McCourt-Mario Puzo – v. 9. Anna Quindlen-
Jane Smiley – v. 10. Zadie Smith-Tobias Wolff- v. 11. Index.

      ISBN 0-7614-7601-6 (set : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7602-4 (v. 1 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7603-2 (v. 2 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7604-0 (v. 3 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7605-9 (v. 4 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7606-7 (v. 5 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7607-5 (v. 6 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7608-3 (v. 7 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7609-1 (v. 8 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7610-5 (v. 9 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7611-3 (v. 10 : alk. paper) –
      ISBN 0-7614-7612-1 (v. 11 : alk. paper)

American literature—2Oth century—Bio-bibliography—Dictionaries.
2. Popular literature—English-speaking countries—Bio-bibliography—
Dictionaries. 3. English literature—20th century—
Bio-bibliography—Dictionaries. 4. Authors, American—20th century—
Biography—Dictionaries. 5. Authors, English—20th century—
Biography—Dictionaries. 6. American literature—20th
century—Dictionaries. 7. English literature—20th century—
Dictionaries. I. Sharp, Michael D.

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Jerry Bauer: Annie Proulx
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Nancy Crampton: Frank McCourt, Alice McDermott
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Volume 8 Illustration Credits

Courtesy Alexandre Gallery, New York: 1114
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Bridgeman Art Library: 1021

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Corbis: 1037, 1083

Nancy Crampton: 1013, 1039, 1124

Culver Pictures: 1016, 1019, 1023, 1032 (top), 1073

Bob Daemmrich/Sygma/Corbis: 1081

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Laurie Platt Winfrey, Inc.: 1025, 1133

Christopher Marona/Photo Researchers: 1072

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C. E. Mitchell/Stockphoto.com: 1109, 1110

Museum of Modern Art/Scala/Art Resource: 1063

Richard Nowitz/Corbis: 1042, 1127

Isolde Ohlbaum: 1129

Penguin Putnam Group/New American Library: 1058, 1140

Photofest: 1044, 1059, 1067, 1074, 1076, 1077, 1081, 1082, 1085, 1089, 1091, 1093, 1131, 1139, 1143, 1145, 1146, 1148

Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1050

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Random House, Inc., 1041, 1084, 1090, 1098, 1104, 1147

Richard Robinson: 1066

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Royalty Free/Corbis: 1054

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Tom Stewart/Corbis: 1051

Adam Sylvester/Photo Researchers: 1086

Tim Thompson/Corbis: 1132

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Kennan Ward/Corbis: 1118

Angilee Wilkerson/The North Texan Online Magazine: 1068

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  • Title Page 1009
  • Contents 1011
  • Frank Mccourt 1013
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  • Alice Mcdermott 1039
  • Terry Mcmillan 1053
  • Larry Mcmurtry 1065
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