cover image LADY: My Life as a Bitch

LADY: My Life as a Bitch

Melvin Burgess, . . HarperTempest, $6.99 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-06-054033-3

A selfish, hedonistic 15-year-old gets turned into a dog by an alcoholic bum with magical powers. She savors the pleasures of dog life, until she remembers her family and tries to communicate with them. "This seductive volume is as raw and ravenous as its subject," wrote PW. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)