cover image World's End

World's End

T. Coraghessan Boyle. Penguin Books, $8.95 (456pp) ISBN 978-0-14-009760-3

``A triumph; resonant, richly imagined and written with unfailing eloquence,'' exclaimed PW of this saga of the Van Wart and Van Brunt families, which limns and links the Hudson Valley's early Dutch settlers, the Indians they displaced, and their descendants in the McCarthyite 1940s and wild 1960s. (July)