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Three USC Entries Rank as Best Books

USC had three entries on the Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2004 list.

The books are:

� T.C. Boyle’s novel, “The Inner Circle,” which tells the story of John Milk, a fictional member of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey’s team in the 1940s. Boyle is a professor in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences;

� Kevin Starr’s nonfiction “Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003,” which continues Starr’s history of the Golden State, covering the period from the Santa Barbara County fires of 1990 to the election of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Starr, University Professor and professor of history in the college, is California state librarian emeritus; and

� Chris Abani’s debut novel, “GraceLand: A Novel,” which chronicles a young man’s coming of age in Nigeria during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Abani is a Ph.D. student in literature and creative writing in the college’s department of English. Abani, a poet, was born in Nigeria.

Three USC Entries Rank as Best Books

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