Baker and Taylor
The Lemon Table: Stories (Vintage International)
A collection of tales featuring aging characters facing the ends of their lives includes ""The Silence,"" in which a famous composer longs for companionship and resists drinking; ""Knowing French,"" in which an octogenarian begins corresponding with an author; and ""Appetite,"" in which a woman reads elaborate recipes to a sick husband. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.