Picks and Pans Review: New in Paperback

updated 11/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

>POODLE SPRINGS Marriage isn't the only trouble that private eye Philip Marlowe finds in a posh California desert town. Raymond Chandler began this tale; 30 years later his less-flippant protégé Robert B. Parker ended it. (Berkley)

THE OTHER SIDE With just a few technical distractions, Mary Gordon's capable fourth novel packs four generations of an Irish immigrant family saga into a single decisive day. (Penguin)

CHUCK AMUCK

Neither Bugs, Elmer, Daffy nor any other of the Looney Tunes gang have written memoirs—and most of them are 50!—so one of their directors, animator Chuck Jones, jotted his own insightful, funny book. Take that, you wascally wabbit. (Avon)

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