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Alex Beam

Michener's secret covenant

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / June 4, 2007

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This year is the centennial of the birth of writer James Michener, whose sprawling, multigenerational novels, like "Hawaii," "The Source," and "Chesapeake," used to plant themselves atop bestseller lists for months at a time. Michener, like his contemporary Leon Uris, was a beaverish, readable hack, although few remember that he won a Pulitzer Prize for his wonderful first book, "Tales ... (Full article: 616 words)

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