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Comment: More Links, Review #23, BEA Anxiety

Between reading and gathering the "cold call" blogger conversation and frantically emailing everyone under the sun with BEA plans, there's been almost no time for the regular stuff of the blog. I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon for Book Expo America in Washington, D.C., and I'm hoping to get in one last post before then about my hopes and excitement about the conference. But today I want to get to the odds and ends that are in danger of falling through the cracks. The Best American Fiction of the Last 25 Years The New York Times asked several hundred "prominent writers, critics, editors and other literary sages" what they believed was the best American novel since 1980, giving them no list to choose from and completely free range to pick their favorite. The winner(s) are here . Definitely click on the always hilarious A.O. Scott's essay for some thoughtful analysis of the results. Toni Morrison's BELOVED got the most votes in a wide-open cont