The Sixth Continent, Mark Frankland (Harper & Row). "The place to turn for the serious analysis that a look at the Soviet political and economic process deserves . . . accurate and penetrating" (Marshall I. Goldman).
The Melting Pot and Other Subversive Stories, Lynne Sharon Schwartz (Harper & Row). "The best of these stories use their immersion in the actual as a springboard to the metaphoric (and) . . . . hold up the customary patterns of our lives to a keen and thoughtful light" (Daphne Merkin).
The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System, Charles E. Rosenberg (Basic Books). "A detailed account of what has brought about the spectacular changes through which the hospital became accepted as the repository of medical knowledge and skills . . . fascinatingly informative" (Alfred H. Katz).
A Literate Passion: Letters of Anais Nin and Henry Miller, edited by Gunther Stuhlmann (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), "is a long-awaited revelation and answers those questions that have long been nagging" (Noel Young).