Books: Editor's Choice: Apr. 20, 1981

FICTION: Creation, Gore Vidal ∙Gorky

Park, Martin Cruz Smith

Love and Freindship, Jane Austen

Other People's Worlds, William

Trevor ∙Tar Baby, Toni Morrison

What We Talk About When We

Talk About Love, RaymondCarver

The White Hotel, DM. Thomas

NONFICTION: Ernest Hemingway:

Selected Letters, 1917-1961, edited by

Carlos Baker ∙ Faces in My Time,

Anthony Powell ∙The Hour of Our

Death, Philippe Ariès ∙Lucy: The

Beginnings of Humankind, Donald

C. Johanson & Maitland A. Edey

Maria Callas, Arianna

Stassinopoulos ∙Paper Money,

Adam Smith ∙The Terrible Secret,

Walter Laqueur

Best Sellers

FICTION

1. The Covenant, Michener (1 last week)

2. Brain, Cook (2)

3. Masquerade, Williams (3)

4. Reflex, Francis...

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