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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)
THE GANGSTER, by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. (Putnam.) In the ninth book in this series, set in 1906, the New York detective Isaac Bell contends with a crime boss passing as a respectable businessman and a tycoon’s plot against President Theodore Roosevelt.
ME BEFORE YOU, by Jojo Moyes. (Penguin.) A young woman who has barely been farther afield than her English village finds herself while caring for a wealthy, embittered quadriplegic. Originally published in 2012.
ROOM, by Emma Donoghue. (Little, Brown.) The entire world of the 5-year-old boy who narrates this novel is the 11-by-11-foot room in which his mother is being held prisoner.
THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s.) Two sisters are separated in World War II France: one in the countryside, the other in Paris.
THE WEDDING DRESS, by Rachel Hauck. (Thomas Nelson.) With her own wedding approaching, Charlotte pieces together the history of a vintage gown she finds.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in the environs of London is full of complications and betrayals.
KEEP QUIET, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin’s.) A father hides a terrible secret to protect his son.
THE KITCHEN HOUSE, by Kathleen Grissom. (Touchstone.) An Irish orphan is integrated into a slave family on a Virginia plantation.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
THE LIAR, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam.) A woman returning to her hometown discovers that her husband was a fraud who implicated her in his deceptions.
NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR, by Paul Kalanithi. (Random House.) A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.
SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS, by Carlo Rovelli. (Riverhead.) An introduction to modern physics.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau.) A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the Atlantic’s national correspondent.
A MAN CALLED INTREPID, by William Stevenson. (Skyhorse.) The story of the World War II British spymaster who became Churchill’s secret intelligence ambassador to Roosevelt.
PLAYING TO THE EDGE, by Michael V. Hayden. (Penguin Press.) A former C.I.A. director defends his policies.
DARK MONEY, by Jane Mayer. (Doubleday.) An account of how the Koch brothers and other super-wealthy donors deployed their money to change American politics.
EVICTED, by Matthew Desmond. (Crown.) How poor people repeatedly lose their homes while landlords profit.
A MOTHER’S RECKONING, by Sue Klebold. (Crown.) The mother of one of the Columbine shooters wrestles with her grief and guilt and discusses how parents can become more aware of the signs of mental illness in teenagers.
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, by Daniel James Brown. (Penguin.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, by Ron Chernow. (Penguin.) A biography of the first Treasury secretary, a major author of the Federalist Papers and an advocate of strong central government. Originally published in 2004 and the basis of the Broadway play.