By Jodi Picoult (Simon & Schuster, $20)
In the popular U.S. writer's latest novel, a woman befriends an old man who confesses he was a Nazi prison guard.
By Wendy Lawless (Gallery, $19)
A memoir about two listers growing up in 1960s Manhattan with a fabulously neglectful mother.
The Rapture of the Nerds
By Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross (Tor, $17)
This novel set on a future Earth populated by a billion hominids is a collaboration from two defining personalities of post-cyberpunk science fiction.