cover image The Body's Memory

The Body's Memory

Jean Stewart, Author St. Martin's Griffin $10.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-312-09253-5

Deft and unblinking, Stewart's debut features 30-year old Kate Meredith, who narrates in spare, explicit style her account of the three years following the removal of a tumor from her hip, chronicling both her coming to terms with new limitations and her development toward a life of independence. (Aug.)