Tuesday, May 08, 2001

What's arriving & happening in area bookstores




By Sara Pearce

        Half a Heart by Rosellen Brown (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $24, hardcover; Picador; $14, paperback). A white mother's reunion with her biracial daughter brings up myriad questions, including those of racial identity. The paperback edition of the novel was just released. Signings: 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 396-8960; and 7 p.m. Wednesday , Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering (937) 298-6540.

        Heaven Eyes by David Almond (Delacorte Press; $15.95; ages 12 and up). The award-winning British writer (Skellig, Kit's Wilderness) has penned yet another enigmatic tale for teens. Three runaways encounter a mysterious old man and young woman who changes their lives. Signings: 10:30 a.m. Saturday , Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 396-8960; and 3:30 p.m. Monday , Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering (937) 298-6540.

        Chosen Prey by John Sandford (Putnam; $26.95). Minneapolis police investigator Lucas Davenport faces an educated, sleazy and cunning serial killer in the 13th entry in Mr. Sandford's best-selling thriller series. Signing: 7 p.m. Monday Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 396-8960.

        Foley is Good: And the Real World is Faker Than Wrestling by Mick Foley (Regan Books; $26.95). The World Wrestling Federation superstar hit the best-seller lists with his first book, Have a Nice Day!, so why not a repeat? A must-have memoir for fans who want to know even more about what really goes on behind the scenes at WWF.

       



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