10 recent great very good American novels 

Great Expectations
by Kathy Acker

The White Boy Shuffle
by Paul Beatty

Herzog
by Saul Bellow

The Public Burning
by Robert Coover

White Noise
by Don DeLillo

Ragtime
by E.L. Doctorow

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me
by Richard Farina

Margery Kempe
by Robert Gluck

Fear of Flying
by Erica Jong

Beloved
by Toni Morrison

Aaron Warshaw is the Metro Times listings editor. E-mail him at letters@metrotimes.com

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