Picks and Pans Review: New in Paperback

updated 09/11/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/11/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>EVA LUNA Scheherazade seems an idler next to the story-happy heroine of this wry, romantic and astute novel by Chile's Isabel Allende. (Bantam)

WHERE I'M CALLING FROM Lean, carefully crafted and at times laconic, this collection shows the late Raymond Carver as a grandmaster of short fiction. (Vintage)

PRIME TIME Dynasty's Sown Collins plays the part of novelist, prating on as five actresses vie for a part. (Pocket)

THE DEATH OF RHYTHM & BLUES This premature musical obit by ex-Billboard editor Nelson George displays an interesting argument, but you can't dance to it. (Dutton)

From Our Partners