cover image Nine Women

Nine Women

Shirley Ann Grau. Avon Books, $6.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-380-70107-0

Each of the nine stories in this collection has a woman as its central character, and each is distinguished by Grau's keen psychological insight and luminous, resonant prose. PW noted that while ""little overt action occurs,'' the forces in the characters' lives ``are gracefully illumined.'' (March)