April 02, 2001 12:00 PM

>LOVE, ETC. Julian Barnes A wife, her husband and the best friend who steals her away are the characters in this perceptive novel about marriage, adultery and anomie. (Knopf, $23)

MY DREAM OF YOU Nuala O’Faolain The author of the memoir Are You Somebody? turns her hand to fiction in this tale of an Irishwoman examining her country’s harsh past—and her own. (Riverhead, $25.95)

MOVIE AWARDS Tom O’Neil For the film buff, this year-by-year rundown on the Oscars, the Golden Globes and other awards is a dilly. And dishy, too. (Perigee, $19.95)

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