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Wednesday, 30 December

745. American Ethnic Best Sellers

1:45–3:00 p.m., 402–403, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Presiding: Fred L. Gardaphe, Queens Coll., City Univ. of New York

1. “The World and the Best-Selling Man of Letters: Ralph Ellison’s Self-Marketing,” Joseph Fruscione, Georgetown Univ.

2. “Potok’s The Chosen: War and Peace, Love and Difference,” Daniel Walden, Penn State Univ., University Park

3. “Killing Them on the Best-Seller List: Lisa Scottoline’s Killer Smile,” Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Inst.

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