This month's critic's pick is Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Picador, fiction, reprint, on sale Tuesday, * * * * out of four).
"Riveting," USA TODAY's Deirdre Donahue said of this Man Booker Prize-winning novel about Thomas Cromwell.
Also recently released:
The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro (Vintage, non-fiction, reprint). The latest best-selling volume in Caro's epic life of LBJ.
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (Vintage, fiction, reprint). Novel entwines family story with the Armenian Genocide.
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen (Random House, reprint, non-fiction). Essays on topics of interest to women; reissued in time for Mother's Day.
The Black Box by Michael Connelly (Grand Central, fiction, reprint). Detective Harry Bosch reopens a 20-year-old murder case.
Dearie by Bob Spitz (Vintage, non-fiction, reprint). Subtitle: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child.
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (Back Bay, fiction, reprint). Debut novel about Iraq was a National Book Award finalist.
Gold by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster, fiction, reprint). A mother who is an Olympic hopeful is faced with daughter's illness; by the author of Little Bee.
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel (Mariner, non-fiction, reprint). Illustrated memoir about her mother, by the author of Fun Home.
I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me by Joan Rivers (Berkley, non-fiction, reprint). Humorously caustic musings by the host of Fashion Police.
America the Philosophical by Carlin Romano (Vintage, non-fiction, reprint). An unconventional take on America's "philosophers," from William James to Bill Moyers.