Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape; In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods, Galen Rowell (Sierra Club). "In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods" is an update (with new color photographs) of Rowell's account of a failed American Himalayan expedition, while "Mountain Light" is a book about mountains and photography. "Galen Rowell is one of the best nature photographers in the world" (James Trefil).
Fidel: A Critical Portrait, Tad Szulc (Morrow). "A meticulously honest, painstakingly detailed and essentially complete portrait of the revolutionary as a young man . . . a masterful text" (Jorge Castaneda).
Subsequent Performances, Jonathan Miller (Viking). "This thoughtful new book" deals with "the challenge of staging a play or an opera that has outlived its creator and milieu" (Elaine Kendall).
Raven's Wing, Joyce Carol Oates (Dutton). "The theme in these tales is abandonment; the withdrawal of all we think of as 'human' . . . . Like Dante, (Oates) has finally created a true inferno, populated by monsters of evil" (Carolyn See).