cover image The Grass Crown

The Grass Crown

Colleen McCullough, Author Avon Books $7.99 (1104p) ISBN 978-0-380-71082-9

Continuing the saga of the Roman Empire begun with The First Man in Rome , McCullough spins a stupendous tale of love, lust and murderous ambition. This title was cited in PW 's ``red and black'' feature as having failed significantly in hardcover to live up to publishers' sales expectations. (July)