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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)
THE CHANCE, by Robyn Carr. (Harlequin Mira.) There’s an obvious attraction between two newcomers to Thunder Point, Ore., but their differences may run too deep.
THE CHASE, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. (Bantam.) Nicolas Fox (a handsome con man) and Kate O’Hare (an F.B.I. agent) team up to steal back a Chinese artifact taken from the Smithsonian.
FRIENDS — AND THEN SOME, by Debbie Macomber. (Debbie Macomber Books.) The tender story of two people daring to be more than “just friends”; first published in 1986.
THE UNDEAD POOL, by Kim Harrison. (HarperVoyager.) The witch Rachel Morgan must prevent all-out supernatural war; the 12th book in the Hollows series.
THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.
PRIVATE L. A., by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown.) Jack Morgan and Justine Smith search for a high-powered celebrity couple who have disappeared.
TAKE A CHANCE, by Abbi Glines. (Atria.) A woman’s half sister despises her, but the half sister’s hunky fling feels different emotions; a Rosemary Beach novel.
CONCEALED IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated.) Lt. Eve Dallas is on the case when the demolition of a building that once sheltered troubled teenagers reveals skeletons hidden in the walls; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not meant to read.
SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”
NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)
THE MONUMENTS MEN, by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. (Center Street.) The attempt to preserve, and later to locate, art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
THE FUTURE OF THE MIND, by Michio Kaku. (Doubleday.) A theoretical physicist looks to a possible future of telepathy, mind-controlled robots and the uploading of memories.
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, by Solomon Northup. (Various publishers.) The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the recently released movie.
LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. (Little, Brown.) The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.
PHILOMENA, by Martin Sixsmith. (Penguin.) Fifty years after nuns sent her baby to America to be adopted, an Irish woman attempts to track him down with a journalist’s help. The basis of the movie.
KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.
DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown.) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
THE STORY OF THE TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS, by Maria Augusta Trapp. (Morrow.) The story that inspired “The Sound of Music.” First published in 1949.
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, by Elizabeth Kolbert. (Holt.) The New Yorker writer examines the role of man-made influences in causing plant and animal loss.