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Fiction for the Rest of Us Select Authors

In the summer of 2000, Doubleday is publishing "Fiction for the Rest of Us," seven new works of fiction by authors representing various backgrounds and writing styles. This issue of Bold Type features "My America", a collaborative story authored by six of the "Fiction for the Rest of Us" writers.
 
The Question of Bruno Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon's The Question of Bruno is already scheduled to be published in sixteen countries in fourteen different languages, and has begun to earn rhapsodic reviews even before its publication. In this issue of Bold Type, Mr. Hemon discusses literature and writing--their qualities, their purpose, their craft--and the feelings that accompany a literary debut with another young literary phenomenon, Nathan Englander.
 
Bee Season Myla Goldberg

Myla Goldberg's debut novel follows four family members on their disparate quests to find themselves. In Bee Season she dissects the bizarre world of the grade-school spelling bee, revealing how unlikely events can spawn personal transformations.
 
The Consolations of Philosophy Alain de Botton

From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life comes a delightful and consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help and comfort for our most painful everyday problems.
 
Kick in the Head Steven Rinehart

Harsh and unnervingly compelling, the stories in Steven Rinehart's debut collection, Kick in the Head, show their author to be an exciting new voice in contemporary fiction. Rinehart's dysfunctional characters live on the edge of society, and though their worlds are bleak and bizarre, their stories are often hilarious.
 
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