Picks and Pans Review: New in Paperback

updated 02/20/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/20/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

>ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH Nigerian author Chinua Achebe's first novel in more than 20 years is a compelling tale documenting the painful consequences of dictatorship in a postcolonial African nation. (Anchor)

THE DAY ROOM With its Pirandello logic and wandering themes, this 1986 work set in a hospital room and a motel marked Don (Libra) DeLillo's somewhat ambiguous entry into play-writing. (Penguin)

NICE GUYS SLEEP ALONE The author of Real Men Don't Eat Quiche, Bruce Feirstein, addresses the issues of "dating in the difficult '80s" with drawings, jokes, lists, advice and a sense of indignation that none of the women he meets are that Kathleen Turner-Mother Teresa-Ella Fitzgerald-Margaret Meade-Anne Tyler combination of his dreams. (Dell)

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