Books: Coming Attractions

December and January are the publishing equivalent of baseball's spring training. The camp is not in Florida or Arizona but in hotels around New York City, where sales conferences are held, where new talents and old reputations are momentarily warmed in the rays of editors' adjectives. As in baseball, it may turn out to be a long, long season, but if only half the new year's big names and projects fulfill their promises, the reader may not have time to follow either baseball or politics in 1968.

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