As some actors "act" (meaning "overact"), Drury "writes." Says he about his main character: "Thoughts like these come often to Willie on this final day of Allied jubilation. They will continue to haunt him from time to time down the long corridor of the years, coming upon him unexpectedly for the rest of his life in the silent marches of the night or the treacherous little interstices of the day into which doubt and uncertainty, submerged but always present, creep." Say what? Oh, well, this Pulitzer Prize-winner (for "Advise and Consent", 1960) remains in demand among the popular-fiction crowd, and he does offer a good story. His latest novel is a sequel to "Toward What Bright Glory?" (1990), in which he introduced a group of young men facing the completion of their college careers at a prestigious California university in 1938-39--and facing, too, the outbreak of another war that would inevitably disrupt their lives. This continuation of their stories follows them through the war, the 1950s, and into the 1960s, as they try to reconcile idealism with the reality of the turbulent times. Nothing heavy, and on the basis of Drury's name, requests will be considerable.