Books: Balances

TO SEE YOU AGAIN by Alice Adams Knopf; 305 pages; $13.50

This collection of 19 short stories may surprise readers who have been led to think that all fictional California women are angst-ridden, sex-crazed or mellowed-out. As she has done in four novels and an earlier collection of stories, Author Alice Adams, 55, continues to specialize in heroines who cannot be hyphenated. Most of the ones in To See You Again live in San Francisco (as does Adams), but they are there because of job opportunities and pleasant surroundings, not drugs,...

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