AT A TENDER AGE
Violent Youth and Juvenile Justice by Rita Kramer (Henry Holt: $18.95 ; 309 pp.)
An excellent and thought-provoking study of the New York City Juvenile
Justice System, which fails both to restrain or retrain the violent young.--George Cadwalader
TALLIEN by Fredric Tuten (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $16.95; 135 pp.)
Tuten anchors his own pain and confusion over unresolved feelings toward a dying father by weaving them into the complex, undeniably settled fabric of history.