Saturday 01 May 1993
A Place of Fallen Leaves by Tim Pears, Hamish Hamilton, pounds 14.99. Unusually strong and prizewinning debut novel set in a sleepy Devon village. Review by Kate Bassett, 27 March.
Lincoln at Gettysburg by Garry Wills, Simon & Schuster, pounds 17.99. A perceptive and impressive examination of one of the most famous speeches in American history. Review by Godfrey Hodgson, 20 March.
The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court by Peter Taylor, Chatto, pounds 14.99. Haunting stories imbued with the lost grandeur of the American South. Review by D J Taylor, 13 March.
Coast to Coast by Andy Bull, Black Swan, pounds 5.99. Sparkling tour of musical America by this newspaper's Pictures Editor. Not reviewed here, but mobbed by screaming fans everywhere else.
The Blindfold by Siri Hustvedt, Hodder & Stoughton, pounds 8.99. Extremely elegant first novel about a young woman's traumatic life in New York. Review by Justine Picardie, 13 February.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’
Best TV shows on Netflix: 26 series to binge on
'Phallic symbols' found hidden in famous Pre-Raphaelite painting 'Isabella' by John Everett Millais
Top Gear Burma episode breached Ofcom rules over Jeremy Clarkson's racial slur
Game of Thrones season 4 blooper reel unveiled at Comic-Con 2014
Best movies on Netflix UK and US: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace