THE LAST AMERICAN MAN Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin, $14) This profile of Eustace Conway, mountain man, made EW's 2002 Best Nonfiction list.

OXYGEN Andrew Miller (Harvest, $14) In Miller's finely wrought character study, two grown-up sons arrive home to attend to their dying mother.

Originally posted Jun 27, 2003 Published in issue #716-717 Jun 27, 2003 Order article reprints

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