By People Staff
Updated January 08, 2001 12:00 PM

>BUMP & RUN Mike Lupica Steroids, crooked quarterbacks, buffoonish coaches—these are the elements that have won this novel comparisons to the pigskin classic Semi-Tough. The author is a syndicated sportswriter. (Putnam, $24.95)

BABY ER Edward Humes A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter recounts the life-and-death struggles of medicine’s tiniest patients—and the harrowing effect they have on doctors, nurses, mothers and fathers. (Simon &C Schuster, $25)

HORNITO Mike Albo The 31-year-old author, raised in Virginia, has written a gay coming-of-age novel that’s rip-roaringly funny and sympathetic. The title refers to a type of volcano. (HarperCollins, $23)