The Child Snatchers, by Bobbi Lawrence and Olivia Taylor-Young. Charlestown, Mass.: Charles River Books (One Thompson Square, 02129). 262 pp. $12.95.

Written by single parents whose children have been kidnapped by ex-spouses, this book aims to help other parents facing the same emotional trial by telling them what legal steps can be taken in each state and what groups are available to provide support.

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