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  • Down These Mean Streets JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."

  • The Good Fight MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.

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  • Sunken Forest Edward Weismiller

  • Feminism's American Roots VIVIAN GORNICK, Vivian Gornick is a contributing writer to Book Review. This essay is adapted from a lecture that she will give Thursday at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

  • Bottom of the Ninth ROGER KAHN, Roger Kahn is the author of many books, including "The Boys of Summer," "The Head Game: Baseball Seen From the Pitchers' Mound" and "The Era: When the Yankees, the Giants and the Dodgers Ruled the World." He is visiting lecturer on creative writing at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

  • Fairy Tale CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and the Nation and teaches at the New School University in New York. He is the author of several books, including "Letters to a Young Contrarian" and his forthcoming study of George Orwell, "Orwell's Victory."

  • Fire and Ice HELLER McALPIN, Heller McAlpin is a reviewer for the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor and other publications.

  • The Shape of the Story JILL LAURIE GOODMAN, Jill Laurie Goodman is a lawyer and writer.

  • The Man Who Wasn't There LOUISE STEINMAN, Louise Steinman is the author of "The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War."

  • House of Horrors SCOTT MORRIS, Scott Morris is the author of the novels "The Total View of Taftly" and the forthcoming "April."

  • Enemy of the State MICHAEL SCAMMELL, Michael Scammell is the author of "Solzhenitsyn: A Biography." He is writing a biography of Arthur Koestler.

  • Homo perfectus ROBERT LEE HOTZ, Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer for The Times.






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