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What happened on March 20, 2005

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  • First Fiction James Marcus

  • A strike against those who deny the Holocaust Edmund Fawcett, Edmund Fawcett, the former literary editor for the Economist, is a contributor to several publications, including the (London) Times Literary Supplement.

  • Bestsellers

  • A lifetime of lost weekends Michael Mewshaw, Michael Mewshaw's most recent novel is "Island Tempest."

  • Bestsellers / Paperbacks

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • Shattering perceptions Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."

  • Doomed to repeat it nonetheless Richard Eder, Richard Eder, former book critic for The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.

  • Bad history between us Marvin Zonis, Marvin Zonis is a professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and the author of "The Political Elite of Iran" as well as "Majestic Failure: The Fall of the Shah."

  • A poet's career in reviews Diane Middlebrook, Diane Middlebrook is the author of several books, including "Her Husband: Hughes and Plath, a Marriage" and a forthcoming biography of Ovid.

  • The light bulbs go on Mark Essig, Mark Essig is the author of "Edison and the Electric Chair: A Story of Light and Death."

  • Composed by, for Americans Joseph Kerman, Joseph Kerman, professor emeritus of music at UC Berkeley, is the author of many books, including "Opera as Drama," "Concerto Conversations" and the forthcoming "The Art of Fugue."

  • A dark gray tapestry of human frailty Melvin Jules Bukiet, Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author, most recently, of the short story collection "A Faker's Dozen" and edited the anthology "Nothing Makes You Free: Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors." He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

  • Killer instinct Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods is the author of the Charlotte Justice mystery series, including the forthcoming "Strange Bedfellows."

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