Aurora 7

Thomas Mallon, Author W. W. Norton & Company $8.95 (238p) ISBN 978-0-393-30848-8

Fifth-grader Gregory Noonan, obsessed with outer space, focuses on astronaut Scott Carpenter's 1962 triple orbit of the Earth in this audacious, exhilarating novel. (May)
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