“The observant and rebellious Eveline Auerbach has been compared to Holden Caulfield.”

Shun self-published novels? Then you likely missed a goodie: Hilary Thayer Hamann’s Anthropology of an American Girl, originally released in 2003. Her young heroine, the observant and rebellious Eveline Auerbach, has been compared to Holden Caulfield by readers in the know. Evie’s getting another shot at fame this week, through a major-league reprint by Spiegel & Grau ($26).


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