LUCY GAYHEARTWilla Cather Knopf ($2). The story of a small-town musician who fell in love with a famed singer; a weepy book in which five of the important characters die like flies in the last few chapters.
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? Horace McCoySimon & Schuster ($2).
The nightmare of a marathon dance, with the central character a girl who begs to be killed, until at last her partner obliges her.
AMERICA FACES THE BARRICADESJohn L. SpivakCovici, Friede ($2.50). Misleadingly titled collection of sober reports on conditions and states of mind among...