August 29, 1988 12:00 PM

>AND A VOICE TO SING WITH Joan Baez writes of Dylan, Woodstock and her own neuroses in an autobiography full of incident if not introspection. (NAL)

SMALL SACRIFICES Ex-cop Ann Rule wrote this true story of Diane Downs, an Oregon mother who shot her three children, killing one and leaving two handicapped. A new chapter covers Downs’ 1987 prison escape. (NAL)

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES A triangle of anthropologists explore love, longing and other emotional distresses in Lionel Shriver’s first novel. (Penguin)

EMPIRE Gore Vidal’s vivid novel of President McKinley, San Juan Hill and scandal makes today’s news seem bland. (Ballantine)

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