By People Staff
November 14, 1988 12:00 PM

>•WHAT EVERY BABY KNOWS Harvard pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton and five of the families he has profiled on his cable TV show offer original, provocative insights into the art and muddled science of being a parent. (Ballantine)

•ROCK SPRINGS Richard Ford’s stories, most told from a male perspective, share a Montana setting, a nihilistic edge and a preoccupation with the relationship between action and responsibility. (Vintage Contemporaries)

•A SOUTHERN FAMILY In North Carolina a young man commits suicide and the members of his family tell their reactions in this probing, carefully paced novel by Gail Godwin. (Avon)

•TIME WITH CHILDREN These 13 familiar-yet-persuasive stories by Elizabeth Tallent explore the lives of varyingly alienated women trying to make sense of marriage. (Collier/McMillan)