Picks and Pans Review: Book Buzz

updated 09/22/1997 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/22/1997 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>HOME REMEDIES ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE GURU DR. ANDREW Weil hopes his series of paperbacks will make regular house calls at readers' homes this fall. The six titles, which Ivy Books will publish over the next three months (à la Stephen King's The Green Mile series), tackle issues from Women's Health (October) to Natural Remedies (November). "It will reach a mass audience that may not have had access to this kind of information in the past," says Weil, 55, author of Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. And at $2.99 each, the books are certainly cheaper than making an appointment.

LOVE, VIDEO-STYLE IN THE EARLY '70S AUTHOR ERICH Segal's legendary weepfest Love Story dampened moviegoers' hankies all over the country. Now Segal's upcoming novel Only Love (Putnam) will be misting the CBS eye as a four-hour miniseries. The story, which Segal, 60, says is based on "a very personal experience," focuses on two former lovers who are reunited after 20 years. Will they rediscover what it means never to have to say they're sorry?

GO ASK ALICE BESTSELLING NOVELIST ALICE HOFFMAN must be relieved to learn that Sandra Bullock will definitely be starring in and Griffin Dunne (Addicted to Love) directing the Warner Bros, film of her 1995 novel Practical Magic (Putnam). Agent Ron Bernstein has sold movie rights to 4 of Hoffman's books in the past 10 years, but this is the first one to begin filming. Spellcasting starts January.

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