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Two DePauw Authors Have Books in This Week's 'Top 10' List

December 12, 2001

December 12, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - The latest Washington Post listing of the best-selling books features two recent works by DePauw University alumni. 1977 DePauw graduate Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer is #1 on the paperback fiction list. In a review of the book, which was released in a softbound edition last month after a long run on the hardcover best-seller lists, Salon magazine's Elizabeth Judd wrote, "Arriving so soon after Kingsolver's bestselling The Poisonwood Bible, Prodigal Summer is bound to look modest in comparison, but it's no less accomplished. Her crowning achievement is delivering a sunny, emotionally resonant love story while suggesting that Deanna and Eddie are also primitive creatures obeying a biological imperative."

The review, entitled "Summer a sunny, sexy tale from Kingsolver," can be read in its entirety at CNN's web site, accessible by clicking here.

Meanwhile, the sixth best-selling book on the Post's non-fiction/general list is 1957 alumnus Vernon Jordan's memoir, Vernon Can Read!.

You can view the entire list at the Washington Post's Web site by clicking here.

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