'Tokyo Year Zero' Gets Under Readers' Skin
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'Abstinence Teacher' Might Be Better on Screen
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Short Stories Set in Mideast Earn O'Connor Award
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Three India Stories Comprise 'Elephanta Suite'
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'Exit Ghost' from Philip Roth
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Johnson Covers Vietnam, CIA in 'Tree of Smoke'
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Diaz's First Novel Details a 'Wondrous Life'
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Comic Novel 'Hocus Potus' Takes on Iraq War
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Lessing's 'The Cleft' Ponders Origins of Life
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Unhappy Paradise in 'The Descendants'
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