New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for May 22, 2016

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

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.

15TH AFFAIR, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown.) When a brutal murder threatens the domestic happiness of the San Francisco police detective Lindsay Boxer, she turns for help to the Women’s Murder Club.

THE LAST MILEby David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) In a sequel to “Memory Man,” Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, investigates the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.

EXTREME PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Lucas Davenport, who has left the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is in Iowa trying to foil a plot to assassinate a Hillary Clinton-like candidate. The 26th Lucas Davenport thriller.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in the environs of London is full of complications and betrayals.

THE OBSESSIONby Nora Roberts. (Berkley.) A woman is haunted by her father’s crimes as she tries to pursue love and her work as a photographer.

TROUBLEMAKER, by Linda Howard. (Morrow.) After an ambush, an operative hiding out in a West Virginia town finds comfort in his housemate, the part-time police chief.

THE NEST, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

THE APARTMENTby Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) Four young women share a Hell’s Kitchen loft.

MISTER O, by Lauren Blakely. (Lauren Blakely.) The sister of an accomplished seducer’s best friend asks him to teach her everything he knows about how to attract a man.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. (Grand Central /Melcher Media.) The libretto of the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. (Harper.) Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.

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.

VALIANT AMBITION, by Nathaniel Philbrick. (Viking.) The relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.

GRIT, by Angela Duckworth. (Scribner.) A psychologist argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

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.

SHOE DOG, by Phil Knight. (Scribner.) A memoir by the founder of Nike.

FIVE PRESIDENTS, by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin. (Gallery Books.) A retired Secret Service agent discusses his experience with presidents from Eisenhower to Ford.

RED PLATOON, by Clinton Romesha. (Dutton.) The deadly 13-hour battle for a remote combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, by a soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his role.

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.

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for May 15, 2016

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

15TH AFFAIR, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown.) When a brutal murder threatens the domestic happiness of the San Francisco police detective Lindsay Boxer, she turns for help to the Women’s Murder Club.

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.

THE LAST MILEby David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) In a sequel to “Memory Man,” Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, investigates the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.

THE APARTMENT, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) Four young women share a Hell’s Kitchen loft.

EXTREME PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Lucas Davenport, who has left the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is in Iowa trying to foil a plot to assassinate a Hillary Clinton-like candidate. The 26th Lucas Davenport thriller.

THE OBSESSIONby Nora Roberts. (Berkley.) A woman is haunted by her father’s crimes as she tries to pursue love and her work as a photographer.

STAR WARS: BLOODLINE, by Claudia Gray. (Del Rey.) Leia Organa is urged to become First Senator of the New Republic.

ONLY BELOVED, by Mary Balogh. (Signet.) A widower duke considers couplehood again when he meets a beguiling music teacher.

THE NEST, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in the environs of London is full of complications and betrayals.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. (Harper.) Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.

GRIT, by Angela Duckworth. (Scribner.) A psychologist argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

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.

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. (Grand Central /Melcher Media.) The libretto of the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

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.

RED PLATOON, by Clinton Romesha. (Dutton.) The deadly 13-hour battle for a remote combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, by a soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his role.

RUTHLESS, by Ron Miscavige with Dan Koon. (St. Martin’s.) The father of Scientology’s leader criticizes his management of the organization.

SHOE DOG, by Phil Knight. (Scribner.) A memoir by the founder of Nike.

BECOMING GRANDMA, by Lesley Stahl. (Blue Rider.) he reporter investigates how “grandmothering” transforms a woman’s life.

FIVE PRESIDENTS, by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin. (Gallery Books.) A retired Secret Service agent discusses his experience with presidents from Eisenhower to Ford.

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for May 8, 2016

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

EXTREME PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Lucas Davenport, who has left the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is in Iowa trying to foil a plot to assassinate a Hillary Clinton-like candidate. The 26th Lucas Davenport thriller.

THE LAST MILE, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) In a sequel to “Memory Man,” Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, investigates the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.

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.

FIRE BOUND, by Christine Feehan. (Jove.) A glassblower travels to Italy, where her bodyguard catches her eye.

THE OBSESSION, by Nora Roberts. (Berkley.) A woman is haunted by her father’s crimes as she tries to pursue love and her work as a photographer.

BEST OF MY LOVE, by Susan Mallery. (HQN.) A baker and an adventure-travel agent navigate the claustrophobia of love in a small town.

THE NEST, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in the environs of London is full of complications and betrayals.

HIDE AWAY, by Iris Johansen. (St. Martin’s Press.) A forensic sculptor heads to the Scottish Highlands in search of treasure.

STUCK-UP SUIT, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. (EverAfter Romance.) An arrogant businessman’s phone, lost on a commuter train, leads to an unexpected affair.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. (Harper.) Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.

THE SLEEP REVOLUTION, by Arianna Huffington. (Harmony.) What scientific research reveals about the dangers of sleep deprivation, and tips for achieving better sleep habits. By the founder of The Huffington Post.

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.

SHOE DOG, by Phil Knight. (Scribner.) A memoir by the founder of Nike.

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.

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.

DEAD WAKEby Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German torpedo in 1915; by the author of “The Devil in the White City.”

THE THIRD WAVE, by Steve Case. (Simon & Schuster.) In the current era, entrepreneurs will use technology to revolutionize various sectors of the economy.

ELON MUSK, by Ashlee Vance. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) A technology writer follows Musk’s life from his difficult South African childhood to his involvement in Internet start-ups like the rocket company SpaceX and the electric-car company Tesla.

OLD AGE, by Michael Kinsley. (Tim Duggan.) Essays, both serious and humorous, about aging and death, based in part on Kinsley’s experience with Parkinson’s disease and aimed at his fellow baby boomers.

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for May 1, 2016

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THE LAST MILE, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) In a sequel to “Memory Man,” Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, investigates the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.

THE OBSESSION, by Nora Roberts. (Berkley.) A woman is haunted by her father’s crimes as she tries to pursue love and her work as a photographer.

STUCK-UP SUIT, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. (EverAfter Romance.) An arrogant businessman’s phone, lost on a commuter train, leads to an unexpected affair.

BOUNTY, by Kristen Ashley. (Kristen Ashley.) A grieving woman heads to Colorado, where a biker fatuously attempts to resist her.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller set in the environs of London is full of complications and betrayals.

ONE WITH YOU, by Sylvia Day. (St. Martin’s Griffin.) The chronicle of a tempestuous marriage comes to a close.

THE NEST, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

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.

ELIGIBLE, by Curtis Sittenfeld. (Random House.) The author of “Prep” and “American Wife” retells “Pride and Prejudice,” set in the Cincinnati suburbs in the present.

FOOL ME ONCE, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) A retired Army helicopter pilot faces combat-related nightmares and mysteries concerning the deaths of her husband and sister.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. (Harper.) Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.

THE SLEEP REVOLUTION, by Arianna Huffington. (Harmony.) What scientific research reveals about the dangers of sleep deprivation, and tips for achieving better sleep habits. By the founder of The Huffington Post.

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.

THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. (Sentinel.) The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

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.

DEAD WAKEby Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German torpedo in 1915; by the author of “The Devil in the White City.”

THE THIRD WAVE, by Steve Case. (Simon & Schuster.) In the current era, entrepreneurs will use technology to revolutionize various sectors of the economy.

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. (Grand Central /Melcher Media.) The libretto of the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

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.

LAB GIRL, by Hope Jahren. (Knopf.) A geobiologist shares her fascination with plants and describes how she found her vocation.

 

 

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for April 24, 2016

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THE OBSESSION, by Nora Roberts. (Berkley.) A woman is haunted by her father’s crimes as she tries to pursue love and her work as a photographer.

ONE WITH YOU, by Sylvia Day. (St. Martin’s Griffin.) The chronicle of a tempestuous marriage comes to a close.

STUCK-UP SUIT, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. (EverAfter Romance.) An arrogant businessman’s phone, lost on a commuter train, leads to an unexpected affair.

FOOL ME ONCE, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) A retired Army helicopter pilot faces combat-related nightmares and mysteries concerning the deaths of her husband and sister.

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.

THE NEST, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

MOST WANTED, by Lisa Scottoline. (St. Martin’s.) A woman discovers that her sperm donor is a murderer.

NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU, by Bella Andre. (Oak Press.) An artist breaks his rule of never painting women when he meets a reality TV star.

AS TIME GOES BY, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster.) Secrets emerge when a television journalist searching for her birth mother covers the trial of the widow of a wealthy doctor.

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.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. (Grand Central /Melcher Media.) The libretto of the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. (Harper.) Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.

THE SLEEP REVOLUTION, by Arianna Huffington. (Harmony.) What scientific research reveals about the dangers of sleep deprivation, and tips for achieving better sleep habits. By the founder of The Huffington Post.

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.

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.

THE THIRD WAVE, by Steve Case. (Simon & Schuster.) In the current era, entrepreneurs will use technology to revolutionize various sectors of the economy.

DEAD WAKEby Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German torpedo in 1915; by the author of “The Devil in the White City.”

FIRST WOMEN, by Kate Andersen Brower. (Harper.) The 10 first ladies since 1960, based on interviews with White House staff, social secretaries and friends.

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau.) A meditation on race in America by The Atlantic’s national correspondent; a National Book Award winner.

DISRUPTED, by Dan Lyons. (Hachette Books.) A longtime tech writer, age 52, takes a job at a start-up called HubSpot.

 

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for April 17, 2016

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

ONE WITH YOU, by Sylvia Day. (St. Martin’s Griffin.) The chronicle of a tempestuous marriage comes to a close.

THE BEAST, by J. R. Ward. (New American Library.) Book 14 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

AS TIME GOES BY, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster.) Secrets emerge when a television journalist searching for her birth mother covers the trial of the widow of a wealthy doctor.

FOOL ME ONCE, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) A retired Army helicopter pilot faces combat-related nightmares and mysteries concerning the deaths of her husband and sister.

FAMILY JEWELS, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam.) In the 37th Stone Barrington novel, the lawyer becomes entangled in a mystery involving a wealthy divorcee’s ex-husband.

THE 14TH COLONY, by Steve Berry. (Minotaur.) The covert operative Cotton Malone must thwart an agent loyal to the former Soviet Union.

THE NEST, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

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.

VIRGINS, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) A mercenary escorts a doctor’s daughter to Paris.

FINDING JAKE, by Bryan Reardon. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A father discovers his son is suspected in a school shooting.

 

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. (Harper.) Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.

THE SLEEP REVOLUTION, by Arianna Huffington. (Harmony.) What scientific research reveals about the dangers of sleep deprivation, and tips for achieving better sleep habits. By the founder of The Huffington Post.

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.

THE THIRD WAVE, by Steve Case. (Simon & Schuster.) In the current era, entrepreneurs will use technology to revolutionize various sectors of the economy.

BOOK OF AGES, by Jill Lepore. (Vintage.) Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane Franklin Mecom (1712-94), married at 15, bore 12 children and led a life of hardship. But she was also a shrewd political commentator, and her correspondence with her brother stretched across more than 60 years. Originally published in 2013.

LOOK ME IN THE EYE, by John Elder Robison. (Three Rivers.) A life with Asperger’s syndrome; first published in 2007.

DEAD WAKE, by Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German torpedo in 1915; by the author of “The Devil in the White City.”

DISRUPTED, by Dan Lyons. (Hachette Books.) A longtime tech writer, age 52, takes a job at a start-up called HubSpot.

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.

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau.) A meditation on race in America by The Atlantic’s national correspondent; a National Book Award winner.

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for April 10, 2016

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

FOOL ME ONCE, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) A retired Army helicopter pilot faces combat-related nightmares and mysteries concerning the deaths of her husband and sister.

BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON, by Julia Quinn. (Avon.) Billie finds that, despite herself, she’s drifting toward the arrogant George.

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.

THE NEST, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

JOURNEY TO MUNICH, by Jacqueline Winspear. (Harper/HarperCollins.) In 1938, the psychologist Maisie Dobbs travels to Germany to impersonate the daughter of a prisoner.

PRIVATE PARIS, by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown.) Jack Morgan, the head of the Private global investigative agency, probes the murders of members of the French cultural elite.

MAKE ME, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) Jack Reacher pries open a missing-persons case that takes him across the country and into the shadowy reaches of the Internet.

PARTNERS, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) The defense attorney Sebastian Rudd develops a close working relationship with his bodyguard and sidekick, Partner. A standalone digital short-story prequel to “Rogue Lawyer.”

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.

ONCE A RANCHER, by Linda Lael Miller. (HQN.) A troubled teenager helps bring together his harried guardian and a filmmaker who has returned to the family ranch.

 

 

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.

DEAD WAKE, by Erik Larson. (Crown.) The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German torpedo in 1915; by the author of “The Devil in the White City.”

LUST AND WONDER, by Augusten Burroughs. (St. Martin’s.) Burroughs’s post-rehab social life in 1990s New York City, and its eventual happy ending.

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.

GIRLS AND SEX, by Peggy Orenstein. (Harper/HarperCollins.) Interviews with more than 70 teenagers shed light on their experience of sexuality.

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, by Christy Wilson Beam. (Hachette.) A mother tells the story of her once-sickly daughter, whose chronic ailments disappeared after a near-death experience.

SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS, by Carlo Rovelli. (Riverhead.) An introduction to modern physics.

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND MEby Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau.) A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the Atlantic’s national correspondent.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Penguin.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

SMARTER FASTER BETTERby Charles Duhigg. (Random House.) The science of productivity, from the author of “The Power of Habit.”