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October 17, 2006
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Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Everything Is Illuminated” was named the decade’s best work of Jewish fiction.

More than 1,500 people voted online in the first People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Foer’s 2004 novel was chosen by 34.7 percent, and Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America” was chosen by 29.3 percent. The remaining finalists were Cynthia Ozick’s “The Puttermesser Papers,” Saul Bellow’s “Ravelstein,” Dara Horn’s “In the Image” and Steve Stern’s “The Wedding Jester.”

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