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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)
FESTIVE IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Putnam.) At Christmas, Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a narcissistic personal trainer; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
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.
GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
THE WITCH WITH NO NAME, by Kim Harrison. (Harper Voyager.) The final book of the Hollows series.
THE ALCHEMIST, by Paulo Coelho. (HarperCollins.) In this fable, a Spanish shepherd boy ventures to Egypt in search of treasure and his destiny. First published in 2003.
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.
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?
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 KING’S CURSE, by Philippa Gregory. (Touchstone.) As chief lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon, Margaret Pole is torn between the queen and her husband, Henry VIII.
NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)
13 HOURS, by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team. (Twelve.) Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
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.
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.
WAKING UP, by Sam Harris. (Simon & Schuster.) This exploration of consciousness by the author of “The End of Faith” proposes that spirituality can and should be divorced from religion.
WORLD ORDER, by Henry Kissinger. (Penguin Press.) The elder statesman offers a view of how to build an international order in today’s world.
DIARY OF A MAD DIVA, by Joan Rivers. (Berkley.) Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities.
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND GROUND ZERO, by Leslie Haskin. (Bethany House.) One woman’s harrowing escape from the World Trade Center on 9/11.
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.
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.