Picks and Pans Review: Near Misses:

updated 12/31/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/31/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

>POSSESSION by A.S. Byatt (Random House); AN INCONVENIENT WOMAN by Dominick Dunne (Crown); MARY PICK-FORD by Scott Eyman (Fine); LUCY by Jamaica Kincaid (Farrar Straus Giroux); MY HARD BARGAIN by Walter Kirn (Knopf); FAMILY PICTURES by Sue Miller (Harper & Row); WHAT I SAW AT THE REVOLUTION by Peggy Noonan (Random House); THE CONTENT OF OUR CHARACTER by Shelby Steele (St. Martin's); THE GOLDEN ORANGE by Joseph Wambaugh (Morrow); THE CIVIL WAR by Geoffrey C. Ward with Ric Burns and Ken Burns (Knopf)

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