cover image Can't Quit You, Baby

Can't Quit You, Baby

Ellen Douglas. Penguin Books, $12.95 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-14-012102-5

In this ``beautifully woven narrative'' about two Mississippi women during the 1960s and '70s, ``the author shows how `layers of circumstance and imagining,' reality and illusion, inextricably entwine one individual with another. Powerful, poignant and wise, this novel surely confirms Douglas as one of our most important writers,'' lauded PW . (Dec.)