cover image Where I Fell to Earth

Where I Fell to Earth

Peter Conrad. Simon & Schuster, $8.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-74178-5

Conrad recalls his eagerness and intimidation upon visiting Oxford and London, the friendly atmosphere of Lisbon and the pretentiousness and squalor of Manhattan. ``An inveterate sojourner, Conrad describes his temporary `homes' in beautiful, seemingly effortless prose that vivifies each place,'' said PW. (May)