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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)
PERSONAL, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.
SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD, by Jan Karon. (Putnam.) The Mitford character Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his native town to find friends and family wrestling with difficulties.
THE EYE OF HEAVEN, by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake. (Putnam.) The treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo discover a Viking ship in the Arctic ice, full of artifacts from pre-Columbian Mexico.
GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
THE SECRET PLACE, by Tana French. (Viking.) A clue to a murder on the grounds of a girls’ school in the Dublin suburbs appears on a bulletin board, and Detectives Stephen Moran and Antoinette Conway investigate.
OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) Claire Randall, an English nurse, is transported back to 1743 during a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands. There she begins an affair with James Fraser, a redheaded soldier. Originally published in 2004.
MEAN STREAK, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central.) A North Carolina pediatrician is held captive by a mysterious man who forces her to question her life.
DARK BLOOD, by Christine Feehan. (Berkley.) In Book 26 (and part of a sub-trilogy) of the Dark series, Zev, an elite warrior, wonders about the future of the Carpathians.
BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?
THE BONE CLOCKS, by David Mitchell. (Random House.) Stories from the medieval Swiss Alps to the 19th-century Australian bush to a hotel in Shanghai to Manhattan in the near future are stitched together.
NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)
WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.) Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, by Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
UNPHILTERED, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) What the Duck Commander (from the A&E show “Duck Dynasty”) really thinks about various topics.
DIARY OF A MAD DIVA, by Joan Rivers. (Berkley.) Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities.
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.
WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. (Knopf.) A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail during the summer of 1995.
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, by Piper Kerman. (Spiegel & Grau.) A Brooklyn woman’s prison memoir. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.
ONE NATION, by Ben Carson with Candy Carson. (Sentinel.) Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.