Floatplane Notebooks

Clyde Edgerton, Author Ballantine Books $6.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-345-35984-1

The voices of various narrators produce a composite family portrait that takes the Copelands, a blue-collar North Carolina family, from the placid summer of 1956 to the Vietnam War years. ``This is a mature novel in which Edgerton's subtle mastery of his craft is made increasingly clear,'' said PW. (Nov.)