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7 Books to Watch for in June 2010
Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann
Anthropology of an American Girl
By Hilary Thayer Hamann
624 pages; Spiegel & Grau


When a book is 600 pages long and goes by the rather grandiose name Anthropology of an American Girl, readers can be forgiven for expecting an epic, a sweeping story that defines an era. Hilary Thayer Hamann's debut novel—about a Long Island high school girl in the late 1970s—is, despite some pretentiousness, that kind of book. Remember what it feels like to be 17? Hamann does, and her heroine, Eveline Auerbach, sounds like somebody many of us knew—or were...Read more