Picks and Pans Review: Critics' Choice

updated 09/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>DAVE BARRY SLEPT HERE Satirist Dave Barry recasts U.S. history as a continuing search for the meaning of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act in a volume that's insightful (and very funny) even if it overlooks the impact of Soupy Sales on the social contract. (Random House)

LATECOMERS Two men born in Nazi Germany and raised in England examine their lives—past and present—in Anita Brookner's novel about love's power to heal. (Pantheon)

DOC A family physician in a Wyoming town turns out to be a chronic rapist in this disturbing real-crime story by Jack Olsen. (Atheneum)

CAPITAL CRIMES Lawrence Sanders spins a glibly amusing novel of a faith healer in a city not known for its devotion to faith—Washington, D.C. (Putnam)

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