FOREIGN INTRIGUES

September 8 1997

FOREIGN INTRIGUES

September 8 1997

FOREIGN INTRIGUES

The stacks will brim with noteworthy books by foreign writers this fall. A sampler:

FICTION

In his 18th novel, Toward the End of Time (Knopf), John Updike presents a chaotic vision set in the year 2020.

Quirky Kurt Vonnegut uses the impending millennium as a device to launch his new work, Timequake (Putnam).

In Worst Fears (HarperCollins), British writer Fay Weldon spins a tale of an actress whose life comes unravelled.

Obsession with a stranger is the theme of Enduring Love (Knopf) by English master of the perverse, Ian McEwan.

American naturalist and novelist Peter Matthiessen presents a father-son tale in Lost Man’s River (Random House).

Top-selling American mystery writer Patricia Cornwell releases

Unnatural Exposure (Putnam), her eighth Kay Scarpetta novel.

Popular New York City novelist Judith Rossner explores a motherdaughter relationship in Perfidia (Doubleday).

In his 11th novel, Underworld (Scribner), U.S. writer Don DeLillo examines Cold War America through public and private lives.

Queen of the supernatural Anne Rice depicts a woman’s struggle to free herself from a ghostly mentor in Violin (Knopf).

Fresh from his best-seller, The Hot Zone, Richard Preston unleashes another thriller, Cobra’s Eye (Random House).

NONFICTION

American celebrity biographer Kitty Kelley takes aim at the House of Windsor in The Royals (Warner Books).

In The Tragic Kingdom (Carol Publishing), ex-Disney executive Kathleen Harkey-Smith critically examines the entertainment conglomerate's phenomenal expansion.

Nonagenarian comic Bob Hope tells the story of his career in Thanks For The Memories (General Publishing).

U.S. man of letters George Plimpton weighs in with Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career (Doubleday).

Denise Brown presents the life of her sister, and 0. J. Simpson’s murdered ex-wife, in Nicole's Story (HarperCollins).

With TheCelestine Vision: Experiencing the New Spiritual Awareness (Warner Books), New Age guru James Redfield will likely continue to dominate the best-seller lists.

Thomas Cahill author of the surprise best-seller, How the Irish Saved Civilization, delivers another big story in The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (Doubleday).

Journalist and author Seymour M. Hersh takes a hard look at the Kennedy years in The Dark Side of Camelot (Little, Brown).

In Climbing the Mountain (Warner Books), actor Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch Demsky, explores his Jewish roots.

British journalist Anne Sebba explores a contemporary icon with Mother Teresa: Beyond the Image (Doubleday).