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HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS, by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth (Dell, 299 pp., $5.99). In this bestseller, two black women engage readers with a century's worth of their experiences - from Jim Crow segregation in their Southern home town to life in an Eastern white suburb. These siblings ``are eloquent, charming individuals who have crystal-clear memories of events that happened long ago,'' Elizabeth Levitan Spaid wrote in her review of Feb. 1, 1994.

CASE CLOSED: LEE HARVEY OSWALD AND THE ASSASSINATION OF JFK, by Gerald Posner (Anchor, 600 pp., 14.95). The ``lone gunman'' theory gets a boost from lawyer Gerald Posner's latest investigative work, which focuses on the troubled and enigmatic Lee Harvey Oswald as the sole assassin of John F. Kennedy. In his Sept. 28, 1993, review, Guy Halverson wrote that Posner's ``gripping and convincing depiction seems likely to stand as the starting point for any future examination of Kennedy's death.''

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SACRED CLOWNS, by Tony Hillerman (HarperCollins, 354 pp., $6.99). Tony Hillerman's 12th mystery reunites Navajo tribal-police detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee to solve a murder committed at a tribal ceremony. Reviewer Jim Bencivenga found the author's latest effort to be ``as much a story about human relationships as it is about solving crime through the cultural lens of Southwest Indian traditions and values,'' in his review of Oct. 22, 1993.

THE GEOGRAPHY OF NOWHERE: THE RISE AND DECLINE OF AMERICA'S MAN-MADE LANDSCAPE, by James Howard Kunstler (Touchstone, 303 pp., $11). Novelist and reporter James Howard Kunstler takes on city planning and mass production in his current book, which James G. Garrison called ``thoroughly enjoyable'' in his Sept. 7, 1993, review. ``Kunstler contributes to a discussion our society must hold if we are to shape our world as it continues to change at a dizzying pace.''

CONSIDER THIS, SENORA, by Harriet Doerr (Harcourt Brace, 241 pp., $9.95). In the follow-up to her first novel ``Stones for Ibarra,'' octogenarian writer Harriet Doerr explores the maturing of three American women who settle in the tiny Mexican village of Amapolas. ``Humor without mockery, pathos without sentimentality: Doerr's transparent prose is the perfect medium for this portrait of lives that intersect, then go their separate ways,'' Merle Rubin wrote in her review of Sept. 1, 1993.

OHITIKA WOMAN, by Mary Brave Bird with Richard Erdoes (HarperCollins, 274 pp., $12). Readers were introduced to Mary Brave Bird in her 1990 memoir, ``Lakota Woman,'' which won an American Book Award. The new book continues the story of her life and again communicates ``her pain as well as her joys to people who see only curio shops on their trips through South Dakota,'' Gretchen M. Bataille wrote in her Sept. 3, 1993, review. ``In addition to one woman's life story,'' she wrote, ``the book provides a walk through the darkest pages of Indian-white history in the United States.''

FEAR OF PHYSICS: A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED, by Lawrence M. Krauss (BasicBooks, 206 pp., $12). The physics-shy may find solace in the words of Lawrence Krauss, a professor of physics at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, whose book covers the the basics of the discipline with anecdotes instead of numbers. Simson L. Garfinkel wrote in his review of Sept. 15, 1993, that Krauss's primer ``is perhaps the first major work to successfully convey how physicists think.''

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