>GRACIE: A LOVE STORY With a rose-tinted memory and self-deprecating wit, George Burns limns his better half. (Penguin)

THE MYSTERY LOVERS' BOOK OF QUOTATIONS Editor Jane Horning's anthology presents an open-and-don't-shut case of browsing pleasure, replete with lines such as, "Murderers, like artists, must be hung to be appreciated." (Mysterious Press)

BELIEVE THEM In 11 minimalist stories, Mary Robison's technique is deft, but her characters seem freeze-dried. (Collier)

  • Contributors:
  • Leah Rozen,
  • Ben Harte,
  • V.R. Peterson,
  • Mark Donovan.