-- "A House Divided'' (Simon & Schuster) by Catherine Cookson. A blinded World War II hero falls in love with his nurse.
-- "Ghost Moon'' (Delacorte) by Karen Robards. A woman who had left her affluent home to run away with a cowboy returns with her 8-year-old daughter.
-- "The Secret of Spring'' (Tor) by Piers Anthony and Jo Anne Taeusch. In this comic fantasy, a man meets a woman from another planet through a misunderstood personal ad.
-- "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason'' (Viking) by Helen Fielding. A year of diary entries reveals the joys and struggles of a modern young woman.
-- "Mondo Desperado'' (HarperCollins) by Patrick McCabe. Ten related stories featuring the oddball citizens of a fictional Irish town.
-- "The Gates of the Alamo'' (Knopf) by Stephen Harrigan. Historical fiction about the capture and fall of the Alamo in the 1830s.
-- "The Burning City'' (Pocket) by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Fantasy about a young boy growing up in an ancient city ruled by an unpredictable fire god.
-- "How to Know God'' (Harmony) by Deepak Chopra. The popular spiritual adviser and prolific author contends that everyone is biologically programmed to experience God.
-- "The Hunting of the President'' (St. Martin's) by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons. Probe into an organized campaign to destroy the Clinton presidency.
-- "Burt Lancaster: An American Life'' (Knopf) by Kate Buford. Biography of the late Hollywood actor.
-- "Tainted Roses'' (New Horizon) by Margie Danielsen. Author's ''perfect'' husband is wanted for murder.
-- "The Real James Herriot'' (Ballantine) by Jim Wight. Son's memoir of the popular veterinarian and author.
-- "Which Lie Did I Tell?'' (Pantheon) by William Goldman. Oscar-winning screenwriter tells tales of backstage Hollywood.
-- "Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare'' (HarperCollins) by John Toohey. Post-mutiny, 4,000-mile voyage to safety by the Bounty captain and 18 crew members.
-- "Shakespeare's Kings'' (Scribner) by John Julius Norwich. English history is compared with Shakespeare's depiction of it.
-- "Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays 1952-1995'' (HarperCollins) by Allen Ginsburg. Topics include politics, drugs, writers and censorship.
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