LIBRA by Don Delillo (Penguin: $4.95). Lee Harvey Oswald's astrological sign and his troubled childhood are the focus in this fictionalized account of the Kennedy assassination.
WHITE CARGO by Stuart Woods (Avon: $4.95). After Columbian drug dealers murder a millionaire's wife, he must rescue his daughter from their jungle compound.
THE PIGEON by Patrick Suskind (Washington Square Press: $5.95). Allegorical tale about a man whose self-imposed orderly life is disrupted by a visit from a pigeon.
ANGLEFIRE by Linda Lael Miller (Pocket: $4.50). Two people in a forced marriage find they have more in common than initially believed.
ALASKA by James A. Michener (Fawcett Crest: $5.95). Historical facts interwoven with fictionalized characters who carve out and are products of the state, from the Ice Age to present.
HIGH RISK by Dr. Ken Magid and Carole A. McKelvey (Bantam: $8.95). Examines the factors contributing to the increased number of children diagnosed as suffering from Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD).
A SMALL PLACE by Jamaica Kincaid (Plume: $6.95). A successful author's views of her Antiguan homeland offer a different perspective from those who celebrate it as a vacation paradise.
STREAK: Joe DiMaggio and the Summer of '41 by Michael Seidel (Penguin: $7.95). Amid globe unrest, DiMaggio's feat helps to unite and assure a nation.
THE LOVE YOU MAKE: An Insider's Story of the Beatles by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines (Signet: $4.95). An account of the divisive forces that ultimately lead to the group's disbanding, according to Brown, a former member of their management team.
NORA: A Biography of Nora Joyce by Brenda Maddox (Fawcett Columbine: $12.95). James Joyce's chambermaid wife is the inspiration for his most memorable characters in Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake.
SELF-HELP / REFERENCE
THE OCEANS: A Book of Questions and Answers by Don Groves (Wiley: $12.95). Question and answer format. This is a primer for getting acquainted with the seas that cover 70% of the Earth's surface. .
THE THOUGHT-A-WEEK GUIDES: How to Cope With Grief by Sara Schmidt (Ballantine: $3.50). Therapist provides weekly exercises to overcome the death of a loved one.