THE CHARM SCHOOL by Nelson DeMille (Warner: $4.95). An American imprisoned by the Soviets escapes and ignites another round of international intrigue.
THE RADIANT WAY by Margaret Drabble (Ivy: $4.95). Three women's lives parallel and intersect from college at Cambridge into adult life.
THE GRANDMOTHER'S CLUB by Alan Cheuse (Penguin: $6.95). Minnie Bloch meets with her counterparts to voice disapproval of her ambitious son's life.
INHERITANCE by Judith Michael (Pocket: $4.95). Criminal siblings set out to redeem their father's reputation.
THE HERMIT OF EYTON FOREST by Ellis Peters (Mysterious Press: $3.95). In 1142, a monk steps out of his tranquil world to help solve a murder and assist an abbey student to retain his inheritance.
OLD AGE IS NOT FOR SISSIES by Art Linkletter (Penguin: $4.50). Linkletter summarizes seniors' concerns and encourages greater expectations in all aspects of their lives.
GOLDEN GIRL: The Story of Jessica Savitch by Alanna Nash (Signet: $4.95). Troubled life of NBC's first female anchor who died in a car accident in 1983.
THE PAPER: The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune by Richard Kluger (Vintage: $16.95). Anatomy of the once-revered paper from its heyday to its inglorious demise.
STRANGER IN THE FOREST: On Foot Across Borneo by Eric Hansen (Penguin: $8.95). Hansen's adventures from his 1,500-mile walk across the Malaysian rain forest.
DEATH IN THE LONG GRASS by Peter Hathaway Capstick (St. Martin's: $4.95). Game hunter's account of close encounters with lions, tigers, elephants et al in Africa.
SELF-HELP / REFERENCE
THE ARTHUR YOUNG TAX GUIDE 1989, Peter W. Bernstein, editor (Ballantine: $11.95). Contains explanations of recent tax-law changes, including the newest legislation, the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988, effective Nov. 11, 1988.
ENERGETIC PREGNANCY by Elizabeth Davis (Celestial Arts: $8.95). Knowing your personality type can lead to a smoother delivery and relationship with your baby.