By EW Staff
Updated May 18, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

THE SLEEP-OVER ARTIST Thomas Beller (Norton, $13, first published in 2000) A young man cavorts and carouses, all in the name of existentialism, in Beller’s debut novel.

DOUBLE DOWN Frederick and Steven Barthelme (Harcourt, $13, 1999) Two adult brothers share the details of their two-year gambling binge in Gulf Coast casinos.

MY GARDEN (BOOK) Jamaica Kincaid (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $14, 1999) The author of The Autobiography of My Mother has created a lovely tribute to the garden, the seasons, and the rhododendron.