By EW Staff
February 23, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

The Danish Girl David Ebershoff (Penguin, $13, first published in 2000) Sexuality is lovingly explored in Ebershoff’s first novel about an early 20th-century Danish painter and his American wife.

Dating Big Bird Laura Zigman (Delta, $13.95, 2000) From the author of Animal Husbandry comes an amusing tale of a 35-year-old woman whose biological clock is booming.

Inside the Animal Mind George Page (Broadway, $14.95, 1999) The creator and host of PBS’s Nature series discusses whether animals truly possess human intelligence and emotional range.

The New City Stephen Amidon (Anchor, $14, 2000) Lousy marriages, ruthless ambition, and racial tensions lurk behind gleaming facades in a fictional 1970s utopian town.