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Harry and Catherine

Frederick Busch. Vintage Books USA, $10 (290pp) ISBN 978-0-679-73076-7

Fiercely independent divorcee Catherine is courted by her off-and-on lover of over a dozen years, Harry, as well as by a contractor with whom Harry has his differences. Although Busch has a ``tendency to overdo introspection and stint on action,'' said PW , this beguiling tale satisfies thanks to ``his sharp edge of humor, his skill with dialogue and his beautifully nuanced prose.'' (Aug.)