The Dark Side of Camelot

GLASS, PAPER, BEANS Leah Hager Cohen (Currency, $12.95, first published in 1997) Absorbing investigation of the human labors behind everyday commodities.

MY AMERICAN CENTURY Studs Terkel (The New Press, $14.95, 1997) Oral histories excerpted from the great listener’s previous eight books evoke a vanished pre-celeb pop culture.

TOWARD THE END OF TIME John Updike (Fawcett Columbine, $12.95, 1997) There’s never a dull moment in this thinly realized depiction of postapocalyptic America.

TRICKS OF THE TRADE Janice Lieberman with Jason Raff (Dell, $11.95, 1998) From engagement rings to produce, nothing is safe from Good Morning America‘s scam-busting reporter in this useful shopping guide.

THE DARK SIDE OF CAMELOT Seymour M. Hersh (Back Bay, $15, 1997) Journalist offers warmed-over JFK tales of scandal and ignominy.

THE CHIN KISS KING Ana Veciana-Suarez (Plume, $12.95, 1997) Miami Herald columnist weaves a sensual, spiritual tale about three generations of Cuban-American women.

The Dark Side of Camelot