cover image Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams

Barbara Kingsolver. Harper Perennial, $14.99 (352pp) ISBN 978-0-06-092114-9

Codi Noline, her self-confidence flagging after failures in med school and in a relationship, returns home to Grace, Ariz., where she renews a romance, comes to understand her father and worries about her sister, Hallie, who is helping farmers in Nicaragua. PW called this a ``well-nigh perfect novel, masterfully written, brimming with insight, humor and compassion.'' $40,000 ad/promo. (Aug.)