The Arctic and Texasville are explored

By EW Staff
Updated September 24, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Duane’s Depressed Larry McMurtry (Pocket, $7.99, first published in 1999) Tender final installment of the dusty small-town trilogy that includes The Last Picture Show and Texasville.

The Voyage of the Narwhal Andrea Barrett (Norton, $14, 1998) Richly researched fictional tale of a perilous 1855 expedition to the Arctic.

This Is My Daughter Roxana Robinson (Scribner, $13, 1998) Compulsively readable novel about the delicate balance needed to combine two divorce-splintered families into one.