IT WAS ON FIRE WHEN I LAY DOWN ON IT by Robert Fulghum (Ivy: $5.95). Fulghum’s laissez-faire perspective has secured him a place in best-seller history.

ROADSIDE HOLLYWOOD: The Movie Lover’s State-by-State Guide to Film Locations, Celebrity Hangouts, Celluloid Tourist Attractions and More by Jack Barth (Contemporary: $9.95). For those who are interested in where the deeds were done.

HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL MEETING IN HALF THE TIME by Milo O. Frank (Pocket: $6.95). Tame the meeting monster--tout de suite--with this, and your Robert’s Rules of Order.

1991 TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS edited by Susan S. Rappaport (Abrams: $12.95). Guide to traveling and permanent collections throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

THE FRUGAL GOURMET COOKS THREE ANCIENT CUISINES (Avon: $5.95). Culinary other lives (Greek, Roman and Chinese).



THE EVENING NEWS by Arthur Hailey (Dell: $5.95). News anchor is confronted with story of a lifetime--his family held hostage by terrorists.

STONE CITY by Mitchell Smith (Signet: $5.99). Halls of learning are replaced by halls of hell for a college professor imprisoned on a manslaughter DUI conviction.

HOME PLACE by Dorothy Garlock (Warner: $4.95). After a woman’s death, her stepmother assumes her baby and marriage.

MASQUERADE by William X. Kienzle (Ballantine: $5.95). Father Koesler’s theoretical presentation at a writer’s conference takes a practical turn when mayhem strikes.

RAJ by Gita Mehta (Fawcett Columbine: $9.95). Relationship between a traditional Indian woman and her Westernized husband gives rise to personal, political and cultural conflicts.