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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)
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.
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.
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.
SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”
THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking.) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.
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.
KILLER, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine.) The psychologist and police consultant Alex Delaware becomes embroiled in a child custody dispute that escalates into murder.
VAMPIRE MOST WANTED, by Lynsay Sands. (Avon/HarperCollins.) Marcus Notte, an immortal, has been tasked with bringing Basha Argeneau back to the powerful clan.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME, by Jill Shalvis. (Grand Central.) In the little town of Lucky Harbor, an unlikely couple try to defy the odds: Ben, grieving over a wrenching loss; and Aubrey, determined to right the wrongs of her past.
STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, by Anna Quindlen. (Random House.) An aging photographer rents a rural cottage and discovers sparks of creativity and desire.
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.
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.
UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
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.
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.”
DUTY, by Robert M. Gates. (Knopf.) The former defense secretary recounts his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, by Elizabeth Kolbert. (Holt.) The New Yorker writer examines the role of man-made influences in causing plant and animal loss.
THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum.) Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.
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.