Picks and Pans Review: New in Paperback

updated 10/23/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/23/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT


Alice Hoffman's seventh novel is an ambitious, wrenching—if at times formulaic—story about an 11-year-old who has AIDS. (Berkley)

DEBBIE: MY LIFE She comes off like a Girl Scout, but the thrice-married Reynolds has lots to say about Liz, Singin' in the Rain and even birds and bees. (Pocket)

BREATHING LESSONS The ordinary lives of Ira and Maggie Moran make for a deft and poetic tale from Pulitzer-prizewinning novelist Anne Tyler. (Berkley)

BINGO This zesty Rita Mae Brown novel juggles plots about single women, sex and independence in a small Southern town. (Bantam)

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