Fair Augusto and Other Stories, Laura Kalpakian (Graywolf). "A rich and mature work, marked by signs of a real writer's gift . . . . Kalpakian's strength is her ability to write in many different voices" (Judith Freeman).
The Folk of the Air, Peter S. Beagle (Ballantine). "An entertaining and engrossing read, crammed with interesting people and magical surprises" (Suzy McKee Charnas).
A Way of Looking at Things: Selected Papers From 1930 to 1980, Erik H. Erikson, edited by Stephen Schlein (Norton), shows the "breadth and depth of Erikson's vision" and his "unrestricted curiosity, keen powers of observation and ethical integrity" (Thomas Davey).
Breaking Bread, Joyce Reiser Kornblatt (Dutton), "is autobiography by refraction, so subtle that we're unaware until the last page that the book is in fact a classic journal of self discovery . . . remarkably objective, lyrical, but unsentimental" (Elaine Kendall).