Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Look

updated 05/08/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/08/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>SECOND OPINIONS Dr. Jerome Groopman A collection of real-life medical stories told by a doctor who not only understands the vital human connection between healer and patient but also knows how to turn science into heart-pounding drama. (Viking, $24.95)

THE WEDDING Danielle Steel The doyenne of modern romance takes us to Hollywood, where a typical family (a producer, a writer, a model, a lawyer and a doctor) prepare for a wedding...and remember how to love. (Doubleday, $26.95)

BACK ROADS Tawni O'Dell O'Dell's debut novel (an Oprah's Book Club choice) follows young Harley Altmeyer's struggle with the sins of his parents (one dead, the other in jail) and the demons they left behind. (Viking, $24.95)

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