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December 30, 1990


A THEFT and THE BELLAROSA CONNECTION: Two Novellas by Saul Bellow (Signet: $4.95). Two short works by an author with a long history of articulating the Jewish experience in America.

THE QUINCUNX by Charles Palliser (Ballantine: $12.95). Nineteenth-Century Dickensian England redux.

STAR TREK: The Next Generation 15: Spartacus by T. L. Mancour (Pocket: $4.50). Capt. Picard must choose between assisting a disabled android spacecraft and following one of Star-Fleet's prime directives.

BLACK RAINBOW by Barbara Michaels (Berkley: $4.95). Newly arrived governess does not realize the implications of the unusual rainbow that arches over Grayhaven Manor.


THE WORLD ALMANAC & BOOK OF FACTS 1991, edited by Mark S. Hoffman (Pharos/World Almanac Book: $6.95). Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Nov. 6 election results, first-round NBA draft picks are only a few of the entries that make this a valuable source book.

JUNK MAIL PREVENTION KIT: A Practical Guide to Getting Rid of Unwanted Mail (K. D. Enviro-Ventures (317) 259-8158: $3.95). Reject junk mail and save trees (would you believe 34 million annually?). Comes with stickers inscribed "Return to Sender," "Refused" and "Please Remove From Mailing List."

HOW TO WIN AT SUPER MARIO BROS. GAMES by Jeff Rovin (St. Martin's: $3.95). Tips and strategies to four Super Mario Bros. games.

CONSUMER REPORTS BOOKS GUIDE TO INCOME TAX PREPARATION by Warren H. Esanu et al ($12.95). User-friendly, with a tax organizer and documents and record-keeping sections, worksheets, sample forms. CONSUMER REPORTS BOOKS MEDICARE/MEDIGAP by Carl Oshiro et al ($12.95) takes a similar approach in explaining restrictions, coverage, deductibles and supplemental needs.

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