cover image The White Mercedes

The White Mercedes

Philip Pullman. Alfred A. Knopf, $5.5 (176pp) ISBN 978-0-679-88623-5

In a starred review, PW called this menacing tale of doomed lovers ""a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy,"" with ""evocative narrative and throat-tightening suspense""; graphic sex, moral ambiguity and a somber ending make it most suitable for mature YA readers. Ages 12-up. (July)