November 02, 1998 12:00 PM

>ROCKET BOYS Homer H. Hickam Jr. In this nostalgic and entertaining memoir, a former NASA engineer traces his fascination with space back to his mom’s encouragement to dream beyond the coal mines of his West Virginia hometown. (Delacorte, $23.95)

THE FACE OF DECEPTION Iris Johansen A forensic sculptor reluctantly reconstructs an unknown murder victim’s visage—only to get tangled in a high-stakes political web. By the bestselling author of And Then You Die. (Bantam, $23.95)

ANNE FRANK Melissa Müller This first full biography of the martyred Jewish diarist, by a respected German journalist, includes such revelations as the likely identity of the informant who landed Frank in Nazi hands. (Metropolitan/Holt, $23)

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