Titles We Love, at a Glance Hellhound on His Trail By Hampton Sides 480 pages; Doubleday A meticulous account of the last days of Martin Luther King Jr. and the capture of the man who stalked and eventually killed him. Get the reader's guide
Life Would Be Perfect if I Lived in That House By Meghan Daum 256 pages; Knopf A delightful dissection of the real estate obsession that's a hallmark of our age, recession or no. Get the reader's guide
Every Last One By Anna Quindlen 320 pages; Random House The crowd-pleasing author is back with a readable novel about a mother forced to face some hard truths about her children.
Island Beneath the Sea By Isabel Allende 464 pages; Harper A historical novel about one Haitian woman's triumphant journey from slavery to freedom.
All Over the Map By Laura Fraser 288 pages; Harmony The author of the divorce memoir An Italian Affair on being dumped by the guy who helped her get over that divorce in the first place. Get the reader's guide
The Council of Dads By Bruce Feiler 256 pages; William Morrow Diagnosed with a serious illness, journalist Feiler gathers six of his best friends to be there in their own ways for his daughters. Get the reader's guide Start your own council
Jesus Boy By Preston L. Allen 364 pages; Akashic Think African-American Romeo and Juliet, as played out in a devout Christian community. Get the reader's guide
Dear Money By Martha McPhee 352 pages; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt A Pygmalion story about a Master of the Universe who tries to turn a serious novelist into a Wall Street trader. Get the reader's guide
Just Let Me Lie Down By Kristin van Ogtrop 272 pages; Little, Brown The last word (we hope) on the complicated life of what Real Simple managing editor Van Ogtrop calls a "half-insane working mom."
Thief By Maureen Gibbon 192 pages; Sarah Crichton/FSG A writer gets involved with a prisoner in this raw and poetic take on an at-best tricky situation. Get the reader's guide