By EW Staff
May 24, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

BACK THEN: TWO LIVES IN 1950S NEW YORK Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan (Morrow, $25.95, on sale May 28) A double memoir from the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and his novelist wife who mingled with the likes of Marilyn Monroe.

JOLIE BLON’S BOUNCE James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster, $25, on sale June 4) Detective Dave Robicheaux suspects the wrong man is being pinned for a teenager’s death in Burke’s latest installment of his Louisiana crime series.

THE EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK Stephen L. Carter (Knopf, $26.95, on sale June 4) In Carter’s heavily hyped debut novel, a law prof dabbles in political intrigue.