The Italian Americans, Andrew Rolle (University of Oklahoma). Psycho-history tracing the immigrant experiences of Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra and Al Capone among others.
The Moons of Jupiter, Alice Munro (Penguin). Collection of short stories, all about a group of women living in contemporary small-town Canada.
My People, Abba Eban (Random House). New edition of the 1968 best seller, a history of the Jewish people from Biblical times to modern Israel.
The Notebook of Malte Laurid Brigge, Rainer Maria Rilke (Oxford). Celebrated poet's novel takes the form of a diary kept by a noble Danish Bohemian writer in turn-of-the-century Paris.
Run-Through 1902/1941, John Houseman (Touchstone). First of three-volume autobiography of the celebrated film and stage director, producer and actor.
Pretty Redwing, Helen Henslee (Washington Square). Novel about a family in the South in the 1940s.
The Way of a Transgressor, Negley Farson (Carroll & Graf). Autobiography of a novelist, travel writer and foreign correspondent.
Time Out of Joint, Philip K. Dick (Bluejay Books). Hugo award-winning novelist's tale of "Time Magazine's Man of the Year" for 1995.
Sexism and God-Talk, Rosemary Radford Ruether (Beacon). Study of Christian theology from a feminist viewpoint.
Whose Little Boy Are You?, Heywood Hale Broun (St. Martin's). Writer's memoir of his troubled childhood as the precocious son of celebrated journalist Heywood Broun and feminist Ruth Hale.