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THE SALON CLASSICS BOOK GROUP
(09/15/97-01/12/98)

Gustav Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" Hosted by Erica Jong
Emma Bovary was Flaubert's refuge -- and his self-portrait
Plus: Erica Jong in Table Talk
(09/15/97)

Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" Hosted by Joyce Carol Oates
The book's biggest surprise is its unromantic heroine
Plus: Joyce Carol Oates in Table Talk
(09/29/97)

Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie" Hosted by Garrison Keillor
Why did they ever ban a book this bad?
Plus: Garrison Keillor in Table Talk
(10/13/97)

Emily Dickinson's "Selected Poetry" Hosted by Galway Kinnell
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet pays tribute to a reckless genius
Plus: Galway Kinnell in Table Talk
(11/03/97)

Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" Hosted by Elizabeth McCracken
Dickens' masterpiece finds opportunities for heartbreak and love in the timeless changeability of human nature
Plus: Elizabeth McCracken in Table Talk
(11/17/97)

Louisa May Alcott's "An Intimate Anthology" Hosted by Jane Hamilton
Behind her cheerfulness and sentimentality, the author of "Little Women" hid searing anger and a wicked wit
Plus: Jane Hamilton in Table Talk
(12/09/97)

Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" Hosted by Carol Shields
The author presents her readers with the challenge of loving a doormat
Plus: Carol Shields in Table Talk
(01/12/97)


CHARLES FRAZIER'S "COLD MOUNTAIN" DIARY
(07/09/97-08/21/97)

Introduction By Laura Miller
Charles Frazier's majestic Civil War novel evokes a harrowing odyssey and a lost way of life in the blue ridge mountains
(07/09/97)

"Cold Mountain" Excerpt By Charles Frazier
From the bestseller
(07/09/97)

Diary, Part One By Charles Frazier
How the author found the inspiration for his Civil War-era novel among the secrets buried in the backwoods of the Smoky mountains
(07/09/97)

Diary, Part Two By Charles Frazier
Author Charles Frazier recounts his travels, on a book tour for his first novel, through the American South
(07/23/97)

Diary, Part Three By Charles Frazier
On a book tour for his first novel, author Charles Frazier contemplates corporate lingo, visits the U.K. and meets an old friend
(08/11/97)

Diary, Part Four By Charles Frazier
A night at the hotel where Fitzgerald sadly boozed
(08/21/97)

Table Talk Charles Frazier answers readers' questions


ANNE RICE'S SERVANT OF THE BONES DIARY
(08/08/96-11/04/96)

First stop on the bus tour By Anne Rice
The author dances to Elvis on the big bus as she visits small-town America
(08/08/96)

Antonio, "The Mummy" and Bill Clinton By Anne Rice
Political and spiritual musings from the bestselling novelist in the midst of her latest book tour
(08/19/96)

The glories of Tab, Canada and metaphysics By Anne Rice
A bus tour is "a moveable feast"
Plus: Rice answers readers' questions
(08/26/96)

Greetings from the Windy City By Anne Rice
Out of the cornfields and onto the city streets
Plus: Rice answers readers' questions
(09/02/96)

On the bus with the Blues Brothers By Anne Rice
Alone in her hotel room, the novelist ponders Midwesterners' taste in pornography, passionate readers and going into the restaurant business.
Plus: Rice answers readers' questions
(09/09/96)

Spirit and spam in America's heartland By Anne Rice
Anne in middle America
Plus: Rice answers readers' questions
(09/16/96)

The heart of the night By Anne Rice
Back in New Orleans, the novelist reflects on God, fame, passion and mortality
Plus: Rice answers readers' questions
(09/23/96)

My non-meeting with Mel By Anne Rice
Anne talks to the dead
Plus: Rice answers readers' questions
(09/30/96)

Pretty faces and politics By Anne Rice
Why the media hates pretty boy Bill Clinton
Plus: Rice answers readers' questions
(10/07/96)

Westward, Ho! By Anne Rice
As she prepares to return to San Francisco, Anne Rice reflects on victimhood, whether her writing has improved and astrology
Plus: Rice answers readers' questions
(10/14/96)

"A real writer and a real pornographer" By Anne Rice
Anne returns to San Francisco, where she learned to be a real writer and a real pornographer
Plus: Rice answers readers' questions
(10/21/96)

A return and a farewell By Anne Rice
Anne Rice answers readers' questions about God and the goddess -- and bids farewell to Salon.
Plus: The winners of the "Cinderella by Anne Rice" writing contest
(11/04/96)

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