THE DARK TOWER: The Gunslinger by Stephen King (Plume: $10.95). Part one of King’s fantasy with Western overtones, a protracted war between good and evil, and the pursuit of an elusive man in black that leads to the Dark Tower.
FLASHBACK by Michael Palmer (Bantam: $4.50). A tale of experimental medical practices, with deadly results, by a doctor turned writer.
SHOWDOWN AT LITTLE BIG HORN by Dee Brown (Dell: $2.95). Brown, author of “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” provides plausible accounts of what thoughts occupied the minds of Gen. George Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and civilian newsman Mark Kellogg before that infamous battle.
THE TELLING OF LIES by Timothy Findley (Delta Fiction: $7.95). Regular patrons summering at the Aurora Sands Hotel are clearly dismayed to learn that it has been sold. Their emotions are mixed, however, when they learn of the death of longtime, though not well-liked, guest Calder Maddox.
TEAM YANKEE by Harold Coyne (Berkley: $4.95). Scenario of World War III between the superpowers, using super-equipment, for superstakes.
KEEPING SECRETS by Suzanne Somers (Warner: $4.95). Television actress Somers reveals what it’s like to live with an alcoholic parent as a child and the effects on her adult life.
THE RICH AND THE SUPER-RICH: A Study in the Power of Money Today by Ferdinand Lundberg (Lyle Stuart: $14.95). Lundberg confines his study to ‘old money,’ half of 1% of the population, and its influence over public policy.
BROTHERS AND FRIENDS: The Diaries of Maj. Warren Hamilton Lewis, edited by Clyde S. Kilby and Marjorie Lamp Mead (Ballantine: $4.95). Hamilton’s meticulously kept diaries recount his memories of a close and affectionate relationship with his famous brother C. S. Lewis.
IKE THE SOLDIER: As They Knew Him by Merle Miller (Perigee: $13.95). Miller contends Dwight Eisenhower was more complex than the simple, small-town, country-boy image he liked to project.
AUDIBLES: My Life in Football by Joe Montana and Bob Raissman (Morrow: $7.95). Montana, heretofore called a very private man, goes public with his career highlights.
SELF HELP / REFERENCE
LEONARD MALTIN’S TV MOVIES AND VIDEO GUIDE: 1989 Edition, edited by Leonard Maltin (Signet: $5.95). Newest version contains 500 more entries on films for television and videocassette accompanied by ratings, comments and background.
RAISING EACH OTHER: A Book for Teens and Parents by The Parent/Teen Book Group (Hunter House: $7.95). What began as a writing assignment in a Southern California English class evolved into concrete steps to improve the dialogue between teen-agers and their parents on subjects of most concern: freedom, rules for the family to live by, trust, privacy, drugs and drinking.