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Spring 2001 Book List
Edited by Laurele Riippa. Compiled by Lynn Andriani, Dena Croog, Robert Dahlin, Charles Hix, Julia Moberg, Karole Riippa and Bella Stander. -- 1/22/01

Hardcover General Fiction &Short Stories

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The Hero's Walk
(Apr., $23.95) by Anita Rau Badami. A headstrong Indian man's life is changed by his seven-year-old granddaughter in this U.S. debut of a Canadian bestseller. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. 7-city author tour.

A Perfect Arrangement (May, $23.95) by Suzanne Berne. A thriving family suffers when a new nanny takes charge. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. 15-city author tour.

(May, $24.95) by Felice Picano. A sensual relationship develops between a gay man and a married father of two.

The Day Eazy-E Died (Aug., $19.95) by James Earl Hardy continues the B-Boy Blues series with a new look at young people of all sexual orientations.

(June, $24.95) by Robin Maxwell. In 16th-century England, the adolescent destined to become Queen Elizabeth I discovers her sexuality.

Yonder Stands Your Orphan
(June, $24) by Barry Hannah. A deranged killer brings havoc to a lakeside town until a lonely saxophonist intervenes. 25,000 first printing.

A Treasury of Great Christian Stories
(July, $19.99), edited by Stephen Fortosis, includes work by C.S. Lewis, Walter Wangerin and Ruth Bell Graham.

The Syndrome
(May, $25.95) by John Case. A man and woman stumble upon a sinister plot that could change the course of history. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Entering Normal (June, $24) by Anne D. LeClaire. Two women dealing with grief discover each other and learn the meaning of family. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.

Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution (July, $26.95) by Jeff Shaara explores the personalities and issues that led to war. Ad/promo. 13-city author tour.

The Manhattan Hunt Club (Aug., $25.95) by John Saul. A college student becomes the victim of a murderous group bored with conventional sports. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Satisfy My Soul
(Aug., $19.95) by Colin Channer. A charming womanizer's life is changed when he meets Frances Carey in Jamaica. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.

Slightly Shady
(Apr., $23.95) by Amanda Quick is a Regency novel involving murder, blackmail and breathtaking passion. 160,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity. DBC selection.

May There Be a Road (May, $TBA) by Louis L'Amour collects 11 stories in book form for the first time. 275,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

Summer Light (July, $TBA) by Luanne Rice portrays love at first sight and angels here on earth. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.

A Traitor to Memory (July, $TBA) by Elizabeth George. A 28-year-old virtuoso violinist suddenly unable to play seeks the truth behind an appalling event. 225,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Brazen Virtue (Aug., $TBA) by Nora Roberts brings this novel of suspense and desire into hardcover for the first time. 275,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

The Dry Well
(Mar., $24.95) by Marlin Barton contains 12 stories covering five generations of a Southern family from the Civil War to the present.

Dana's Valley
(Apr., $15.99) by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan. A young woman and her family triumph in the face of tribulation.

Sanctuary (May, $15.99) by Beverly Lewis and David Lewis. An Amish community provides refuge for a woman in peril.

(May, $23.95) by Helen Schulman wittily examines affairs of the heart.

All Loves Excelling
(Apr., $22.95) by Josiah Bunting III. An ex-headmaster recounts the pressures placed on a young student by competition and parental ambition. Advertising.

Mr. Maybe
(June, $22) by Jane Green chronicles a British career girl's search for a rich husband.

The Best a Man Can Get (June, $19.95) by John O'Farrell. In his U.S. debut, the bestselling British author watches a characteristic man-boy become a husband and father.

The Devil's Oasis
(Apr., $25) by Bartle Bull sets a tale of romance and espionage in war-torn North Africa. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.

According to Queeny (Aug., $22) by Beryl Bainbridge is a historical novel of Samuel Johnson's final days. 40,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.

Fairness (Aug., $26) by Ferdinand Mount explores England's history in the second half of the 20th century. 25,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

Cross Roads
(July, $23) by Karel Capek provides two volumes of the Czech writer's early short stories, more than half of which appear in English for the first time.

Christy: The Collectors Edition
(Mar., $16.99) by Catherine Marshall includes previously unseen memorabilia from the author's estate.

Voice of the Butterfly
(June, $24.95) by John Nichols tells how a ragtag group manages to save one endangered species of butterfly.

The Complete Short Stories of Marcel Proust
(Apr., $25.95) includes six tales translated into English for the first time.

Summer Island
(Mar., $21) by Kristin Hannah. An estranged mother and daughter with past secrets come to a renewal of love and healing. Advertising.

A Convergence of Birds: Joseph Cornell's Taxidermy of the Unreal
(May, $27.50). Cornell's enigmatic bird boxes inspire stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody and others. Advertising.

Lone Eagle
(Apr., $26.95) by Danielle Steel concerns a man passionate about planes and the woman who loves him. 1 million first printing. Ad/promo.

Looking Back (Apr., $25.95) by Belva Plain. Three women, friends since college, find their lives shattered by an act of betrayal. 165,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Leap of Faith (June, $TBA) by Danielle Steel. A young woman who was orphaned at 11 returns to the family chateau in France and falls in love with the dashing new owner. 1 million first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

No Man's Mistress (Aug., $TBA) by Mary Balogh. A strong-willed man and his female adversary vie for a wealthy estate. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Paradise Park
(Mar., $24.95) by Allegra Goodman. Abandoned by her boyfriend in Honolulu, a young woman undertakes a 20-year quest for spiritual enlightenment. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Niagara Falls All Over Again (Aug., $TBA) by Elizabeth McCracken. An unlikely ladies' man rises from vaudeville to fame in movies, radio and television. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Zany: Zapinette New York
(Mar.; $19.95, paper $13.95) by Albert Russo is the sequel to Zapinette Video.

The Triumph of Katie Byrne
(Mar., $24.95) by Barbara Taylor Bradford. A young beauty encounters murder in Connecticut and fame on Broadway. Ad/promo.

The Unknown Errors of Our Lives (Apr., $23.95) by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Stories of family, culture and memory are set in India and the U.S. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Any Way the Wind Blows (Is Cool with Me) (July, $19.95). E. Lynn Harris returns with a short novel featuring Basil Henderson.

Lucchesi and the Whale
(Mar., $17.95) by Frank Lentricchia. A Midwestern professor delves into the secret meaning of Moby Dick.

Scarlet Feather
(Mar., $25.95) by Maeve Binchy. Tom Feather and Cathy Scarlet form a Dublin catering company that sows dissension even as it succeeds. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

The Hearing (Apr., $25.95) by John Lescroart. A homicide lieutenant's daughter is murdered, and an ambitious DA may send an innocent man to death row. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

The Ice Child (May, $24.95) by Elizabeth McGregor. Courage, faith and a mother's love figure in one of history's unsolved mysteries of the Arctic. Ad/promo.

The Songcatcher (June, $24.95) by Sharyn McCrumb traces a song--and its singers--from the 1700s to the present. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Between Lovers (July, $23.95) by Eric Jerome Dickey pictures love and lust in San Francisco. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Faithless: Tales of Transgression
(Mar., $27) by Joyce Carol Oates contains 25 stories that show the full spectrum of the human potential for good and evil. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.

The Red of His Shadow (Aug., $22) by Mayra Montero places its love story in Haiti, land of voodoo. 30,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.

The Complete Henry Bech
(Mar., $23) by John Updike assembles all the Bech novels and stories in a single Contemporary Classic.

Pages for You
(Apr., $22) by Sylvia Brownrigg. A 17-year-old college student becomes infatuated with a brilliant older woman. Author tour.

Loving Pedro Infante (Apr., $24) by Denise Chávez. A divorced 30-something Chicana in New Mexico is obsessed with a Mexican film star. Author tour.

Flight of the Swan (June, $23) by Rosario Ferré. A world-famous Russian prima ballerina finds herself stranded in Puerto Rico in 1917. Author tour.

The Rackets (June, $24) by Thomas Kelly is set among construction workers and mobsters in the union halls, taverns and half-built skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan.

Joss and Gold
(July, $21.95) by Shirley Geok-lin Lim tracks the development of an unlikely extended family caught up in East-West tensions.

On Her Way Home
(Apr., $21.95) by Harriet Rochlin is the third entry in the Desert Dwellers trilogy sent in 1880s Arizona.

(Mar., $25.95) by Morgan Llywelyn evokes the Irish Civil War. Advertising. 8-city author tour.

The Fifth Horseman (Mar., $25.95) by Richard Sherbaniuk. An international conspiracy unleashes genetically modified organisms as weapons of mass destruction. Advertising. Author publicity.

Song of the Axe (Apr., $25.95) by John R. Dann spins an epic account of two prehistoric lovers. Advertising. Author publicity.

Dead Hand (May, $25.95) by Harold Coyle. Global destruction threatens when an asteroid hits Siberia, triggering a nuclear counterstrike system. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Aztec Blood (Aug., $25.95) by Gary Jennings. A beggar boy unravels a secret to claim his birthright after the Aztec people are enslaved. Advertising.

This Side of Eternity
(May, $24) by Rosalyn McMillan tells of one family's struggle for survival during the civil rights movement in Tennessee. Ad/promo. 12-city author tour.


Green River Daydreams
(May, $24) by Liu Heng swirls with political upheaval and forbidden romance in early 20th-century China.

In the City of Shy Hunters (June, $26) by Tom Spanbauer is a love story and coming-of-age novel set in Manhattan's East Village. 30,000 first printing.

The Peppered Moth
(Apr., $25) by Margaret Drabble portrays a family resembling the English author's own. 35,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.

Elvis in the Morning (July, $25) by William F. Buckley Jr. recounts friendship, social change and Elvis Presley in the 1960s. 75,000 first printing. Author publicity.

One Man's Justice (Aug., $23) by Akira Yoshimura. A man is haunted by his wartime experiences in the aftermath of defeat. 25,000 first printing.

The Empress's New Lingerie: And Other Erotic Fairy Tales
(July, $16) by Hillary Rollins retells fairy tales in a steamy fashion for adults. Author publicity.

The Vendetta Defense
(Mar., $25) by Lisa Scottoline. Judy Carrier defends an old Italian pigeon keeper who kills because of a 50-year-old vendetta. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 13-city author tour.

Burn Factor (Apr., $26) by Kyle Mills. Female FBI agent Quinn Barry turns up a DNA link connecting five gruesome serial murders. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (Apr., $26) by Louise Erdrich. In this sequel to Tracks, a priest who has served the Ojibwa people for years has his faith tested. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

The Shark Mutiny (May, $25) by Patrick Robinson. The West's dependence on foreign oil triggers a world crisis. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

A Theory of Relativity (July, $25) by Jacquelyn Mitchard. A rancorous custody battle over an orphaned girl pushes a family to the edge. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

Minutes to Burn
(Aug., $25) by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz. Ecological disaster and an evolutionary nightmare threaten the earth in this scientific thriller. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Things I Know Best
(June, $20) by Lynne Hinton. A love affair and a tragic secret stir a small Southern town.

The Alexandria Semaphore
(Aug., $25) by Robert Sole. A family saga and the building of the Suez Canal have 19th-century Egypt as a backdrop.

Singing Boy
(Mar., $25) by Dennis McFarland. When a man is shot to death by a stranger, his son and widow, who witnessed the tragedy, find that healing is just out of reach. Advertising. Author tour.

Sylvia and Ted (May, $22) by Emma Tennant re-creates the turbulent relationship between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

The Collected Stories of Richard Yates (May, $28) by Richard Yates gathers the late writer's short fiction in one volume for the first time.

On the Night Plain (Aug., $23) by J. Robert Lennon. After leaving his family's Montana ranch for a fishing boat on the Atlantic, a man returns after his mother's death.

(Apr., $23) by Helen Humphreys. A master, mistress and maid form a fateful love triangle in Victorian England.

The Cuttlefish
(May, $20) by Maryline Desbiolle, trans. by Mara Bertelsen. A recipe accompanies this stream-of-consciousness novel about a woman preparing a meal of stuffed cuttlefish for her friends.

(Apr., $26) by Willie Morris. This posthumous novel revisits the author's native stretch of the Mississippi Delta during the Korean War. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Tour by Morris's widow, JoAnne Prichard Morris.

Hotel Honolulu (May, $26) by Paul Theroux. A writer down on his luck becomes manager of a seedy tourist hotel on a back street in Waikiki. 35,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.

The Dying Animal (June, $22) by Philip Roth. An eminent critic and lecturer finds his life erotically charged by a beautiful Cuban student many years younger than he. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

The Wind Done Gone (June, $23) by Alice Randall views the world of Gone with the Wind from an African-American point of view. 25,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.

Silent J
(Apr., $23.95) by T. Jefferson Parker is a novel of suspense about a scarred man, his idolized father and an unresolved mystery. 75,000 first printing. 5-city author tour.

Parallel Lives (June, $23.95) by Ridley Pearson. A grieving widower plots to bring down the train company he blames for the deaths of his wife and child. 175,000 first printing. 8-city author tour.

(May, $23.95) by Melinda Haynes. The author of Mother of Pearl is back with a story of redemption set in 1960s Mississippi. 100,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.

The Grand Complication (Aug., $24.95) by Allen Kurzweil. A man working at the New York Public Library breaks all the rules in order to impress a courtly scholar. 5-city author tour.

The Hasidic Parable
(Mar., $29.95) by Aryeh Wineman. Commentary illuminates parables drawn from classical Hasidic homily texts.

The Book of Lost Fathers
(July, $22.50) by Robley Wilson contains 11 stories with a focus on fathers who have died or fled, leaving a devastating void behind.

Plain Jane
(Mar., $24) by Fern Michaels. An "ugly duckling" becomes a successful career woman, wins the love of a wonderful man and solves a shocking crime.

Renee and Jay (July, $23) by J.J. Murray. Saucy sistah Renee finds love with an Italian pizza maker.

Mourning Glory (Aug., $23) by Warren Adler. A woman cleverly reinvents herself to snare a wealthy Palm Beach widower.

(Apr., $22) by Timothy B. McCann. New complications and burdens face the protagonists of the earlier novel, Until.

It's a Thin Line (May, $22) by Kimberla Lawson Roby. After their mother's stroke, three siblings find stability in their relationships with one another.

Death in Holy Orders
(Apr., $25) by P.D. James. Adam Dalgliesh returns after four years when death visits a small theological college on the East Anglian coast. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.

Snow Mountain Passage (Apr., $24) by James D. Houston retells the Donner story through the eyes of one member of the ill-fated group and his eight-year-old daughter. 50,000 first printing.

Back When We Were Grownups (May, $25) by Anne Tyler. At 53, a woman in Baltimore asks if she has turned into the wrong person. 250,000 first printing.

The Cold Six Thousand (May, $26.95) by James Ellroy. A young Vegas cop is pulled into the cover-up conspiracy surrounding JFK's assassination. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 24-city author tour.

Empire Falls (May, $26) by Richard Russo. A decent man contends with family conflicts and a hardscrabble community in blue-collar Maine. 100,000 first printing.

Yeats Is Dead! (June, $23). Editors Joseph O'Connor. Frank McCourt and Roddy Doyle are among 15 Irish writers contributing to a funny, raunchy murder mystery. 75,000 first printing.

The Last Time They Met
(Apr., $24.95) by Anita Shreve. A love affair between two p ts has a disastrous effect upon their lives. 200,000 first printing.

The Gospel of Judas (May, $24.95) by Simon Mawer. A Roman priest, who falls in love with a married woman, is called to Jerusalem to decipher an ancient scroll that appears to be Judas's account of the crucifixion. 75,000 first printing.

I Don't Want to Go to Jail: A Good Novel (May, $24.95) by Jimmy Breslin humorously depicts the downfall of a fearsome mobster. 75,000 first printing.

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (July, $22.95) by James Patterson. In this love story, a woman finds the perfect man, who subsequently abandons her, leaving behind a diary revealing the existence of a wife and child. 1 million first printing.

The Cry of an Occasion: Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers
(Mar., $29.95), edited by Richard Bausch, includes work by Lee Smith and Elizabeth Spencer. Advertising.


(Apr., $25) by M.G. Vassanji involves a personal and political awakening and the eternal quest for home. Advertising. Author tour.

It May Not Leave a Scar
(June, $25) by Milam McGraw Propst. A single shot fired in Memphis in 1932 affects generations of the Eugene Sinclair family.

Thursdays at Eight
(June, $22.95) by Debbie Macomber. Four California women who meet weekly at a café support each other through good times and bad.

Birds of Prey
(Mar., $24) by J.A. Jance. Former homicide detective J.P. Beaumont finds himself targeted by a gang of middle-aged divorcées aboard a cruise ship. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Heart of a Warrior (May, $24) by Johanna Lindsey registers the collision between a proud woman and a brave warrior. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

The Bronze Horseman (June, $26.95) by Paullina Simons is an epic love story set ablaze when Germany invades Russia in 1941. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Lord of the Silent (June, $25) by Elizabeth Peters. Amelia Peabody encounters a body in a tomb she is excavating. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

American Gods (July, $25) by Neil Gaiman. An ex-con is hired as a bodyguard for a beguiling stranger whose schemes threaten the soul of America. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 12-city author tour.

A Dangerous Art (July, $24) by Elizabeth Lowell. A valuable inheritance places a woman in mortal danger. 200,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

I Wish I Had a Red Dress (July, $24) by Pearl Cleage brings back Joyce and Ava, the two sisters whom readers first met in What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 7-city author tour.

The Forgotten (Aug., $25) by Faye Kellerman. Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus encounter hate among the wealthy after a rich young anti-Semite is murdered. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Just Shy of Harmony
(May, $14.99) by Philip Gulley. The folks from Home to Harmony face more serious struggles with faith and feeling. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

Dark Back of Time
(Apr., $24.95) by Javier Marías weaves together autobiography, a legendary kingdom and a curse in Havana.

A Fifth of November (May, $24.95) by Paul West fictionalizes Guy Fawkes and the English Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

By the Sea
(June, $22.95) by Abdulrazak Gurnah. The East African writer presents a novel of seduction and betrayal.

North of Patagonia
(May, $24.95) by Johnny Payne follows a boxer through subworlds from Kentucky harness racing to the Chicago fight scene.

I, Roger Williams
(Apr., $24.95) by Mary Lee Settle is a biographical novel anchored in the founding of Rhode Island. Author publicity.

Clouds Without Rain: An Ohio Amish Mystery
(June; $24.95, paper $12.95) by P.L. Gaus is the third entry in the series where the sacred and secular collide.

The Beauty
(June, $26.95) by Gloria Nagy. Ex-crime reporter and full-time cynic John Duckworth must come to grips with his own closed-off emotions when the two women closest to him die within a week of each other.

(Apr., $24.95) by W.D. Wetherell is a saga of TV's early days, the first morning television show and the on-air murder of its host. Ad/promo. 7-city author tour.

Jewelry Talks: A Novel Thesis (Apr., $25) by Richard Klein. A brilliant, transgendered aesthete obsesses about jewelry. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

The Cosmology of Bing
(Mar., $24) by Mitch Cullin. The intersection of lives during one school year in Houston illuminates the mysteries of love.

Nice (Apr., $24) by Charles Holdefer. Although he helps others to be nice, a man's life is about to explode.

The Living Blood
(Apr., $24.95) by Tananarive Due is a supernatural thriller in which a mother and her singularly empowered daughter unwrap the secrets of immortality. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.

Salem Falls (Apr., $24.95) by Jodi Picoult. A modern-day witch hunt destroys the career of a tall, blond and handsome soccer coach. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.

Springwater Wedding (Apr., $23.95) by Linda Lael Miller. In a modern Montana town, romance is rekindled with the reunion of Maggie McCaffrey and J.T. Wainwright. Ad/promo. 7-city author tour.

Never Change (June, $23.95) by Elizabeth Berg. A 51-year-old visiting nurse encounters once more a fellow high school student, a former golden boy who now has an incurable brain tumor. 125,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.

Open Season (Aug., $24) by Linda Howard. After revamping her life, a librarian unknowingly witnesses a murder and becomes a killer's target. 215,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.

(Mar., $23.95) by Robert B. Parker. Spenser takes on a ruthless local gang in the millionaire's paradise of Potshot, Ariz. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

The Villa (Mar., $25.95) by Nora Roberts. In the lush vineyards of Napa Valley, deadly secrets threaten a proud heritage. Advertising. LG, DBC and Mystery Guild selections. Author tour.

Cold Paradise (Apr., $24.95) by Stuart Woods. Cop-turned-inspector Stuart Barrington hunts a master of disguise on Florida's Gold Coast. Advertising. Author tour.

Chosen Prey (May, $26.95) by John Sandford. A congenial art professor who is not all he seems is Lucas Davenport's next case. Ad/promo. Author tour.

Isle of Dogs (June, $26.95) by Patricia Cornwell is the latest comic romp undertaken by Virginia state police superintendent Judy Hammer and Andy Brazil. BOMC, LG, DBC and Mystery Guild selections. Author publicity.

The Jury (June, $25.95) by Steve Martini. Lawyer-sleuth Paul Madriani defends a brilliant research physician who just may be a killer. Advertising.

Shock (June, $24.95) by Robin Cook. Two grad students go undercover at a fertility clinic and put themselves at great risk. Advertising. LG, DBC and Mystery Guild selections. Author tour.

McNally's Chance: An Archy McNally Novel by Vincent Lardo (July, $24.95) by Lawrence Sanders. A bestselling author asks Archy to find her missing husband.

Forty Words for Sorrow
(June, $24.95) by Giles Blunt. Two homicide cops go after a pair of sociopaths abducting children in a small Canadian town.

Big Cherry Holler: A Big Stone Gap Novel
(May, $24.95) by Adriana Trigiani. An uncommonly perilous marital storm endangers the love between Ave Maria and Jack MacChesney. Ad/promo. 13-city author tour.

The Fourth Hand (July, $24.95) by John Irving. An American TV journalist in India has his left hand eaten by a lion--on camera. Ad/promo.

High Maintenance
(May, $24.95) by Jennifer Belle. By the author of Going Down, this fiction is set in the frenzied world of Manhattan real estate. Advertising. Author tour.


Female Intelligence
(Apr., $24.95) by Jane Heller is a romantic comedy exploring the way men and women communicate. 65,000 first printing.

Fast Women (May, $24.95) by Jennifer Crusie tells what happens to one woman who is down on her luck, out of a job and without a man.

Seven Up (June, $24.95) by Janet Evanovich is the seventh Stephanie Plum adventure. 350,000 first printing.

Gardens of Covington
(May, $23.95) by Joan Medlicott brings back the women featured in The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love. 50,000 first printing.

Blake's Therapy
(June, $21.95) by Ariel Dorfman. An industrialist is obsessed with love for a woman on whom he is spying. Ad/promo. 7-city author tour.

Confessions of a Pagan Nun
(Aug., $25) by Kate Horsley. An Irish woman struggles between the old Druid ways and the rise of Christianity.

Hollywood Wives--The New Generation
(June, $26) by Jackie Collins. The wives are back and ready to claw their way to the top. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

City of Dreams: A Novel of Early Manhattan (Aug., $26) by Beverly Swerling. This epic of two families, one Dutch and one English, sweeps from New Amsterdam's early days to the American Revolution. 60,000 first printing. Author publicity.

Just Say No! (Aug., $24) by Omar Tyree. Two male friends grapple with sudden superstardom and the competition that results. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 13-city author tour.

The Woman Next Door (Aug., $25) by Barbara Delinsky. Three Connecticut wives are stunned when a young woman turns up pregnant, perhaps by one of their husbands. 350,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.

The Sonnets
(May, $19.50) by Lennard J. Davis. A Columbia University English professor's life turns upside down when it starts to follow the plot of Shakespeare's sonnets.

Going Away Party
(Apr., $22) by Laura Pedersen won the first Three Oaks Prize for Fiction sponsored by Bloomsbury Books of Ashland, Ore.

Fort Benning Blues
(Aug., $24.50) by Mark Busy takes place at Officers Candidate School in the late 1960s.

About 80 Percent Luck
(Mar., $25) by Gene Wojciechowski. A cynical Chicago sportswriter finds the corporate ladder slipperier than expected.

(Mar., $12.99) by Francine Rivers shares the story of Ruth in this third novella in a five-book series. $250,000 series marketing campaign.

Raven Mocker
(Mar., $22.95) by Don Coldsmith. Snakewater, a banished Cherokee medicine woman, continues the Spanish Bit Saga.

Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography
(May; $35, paper $18.95) by Kip Fulbeck confronts the politics of race, sex and Asian-American masculinity.

The Binding Oath
(Apr., $24.95) by Sybil Downing exposes the little-known history of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado.

Hard Bottom
(June, $21.95) by G.F. Michelsen. A Cape Cod commercial fisherman comes to grips with the destruction of his trade and his environment. A Hardscrabble book.

A Common Life
(Apr., $24.95) by Jan Karon invites readers to the marriage of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. Ad/promo.

Casual Rex
(Mar., $23.95) by Eric Garcia. Vincent and Ernie probe the death of a fellow dinosaur and the disappearance of a large prosthetic penis. Ad/promo.

The Edge of Town
(Apr., $19.95) by Dorothy Garlock. Love and murder disrupt a Midwestern town in the 1920s. Ad/promo.

Death from the Snows
(Apr., $24.95) by Brigitte Aubert. The blind, mute, quadriplegic heroine of Death from the Woods once again catches a serial killer's fancy.

Guilty of Dancing the Cha Cha Cha (May, $22.95) by Guillermo Cabrera Infante is the first English-language version of three stories by the 1997 winner of the Cervantes Award.

Children of Pithiviers
(June, $22) by Sheila Kohler. During a summer affair in 1959 with an older French aristocrat, a young woman discovers the diary of two Jewish girls who hid in his château during the war.

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