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LOOSE CHANGE by Sara Davidson 367 pages. Doubleday. $9.50.

Jeff, a Berkeley Bakunin, worked at shutting down the Establishment and the war; Susie kept nagging him to take a shower and use deodorant. They became, writes Sara Davidson, "a showpiece couple. They demonstrated and went to jail together." They did everything together except levitate the Pentagon. Tasha, with her Pre-Raphaelite beauty, was the arty one. She fell in love with a well-known sculptor and worried about having small breasts.

Sara (Author Davidson has made herself one of the central characters in her book) was a second-generation Californian, a freelance journalist who...

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