New York Diaries
Edited by Teresa Carpenter (Modern Library $18)
FAMOUS writers from the early 17th century onward record their impressions of the Big Apple.
By Ruth Rendell (Anchor, $20)
A double murder brings Chief Insp. Reg Wexford out of retirement -- and into serious physical danger.
Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin
(Random House, $20)
THIS collection of funny stuff from the famed New Yorker writer won the Thurber Prize for American humour.