“The Rogue,” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $27)

A divorced psychiatrist and mother of three doesn’t see love coming (But then how could she? Where would she find the time?), especially when a medical crisis brings her the kind of man she’s always wanted, while a change of heart reunites her with her handsome ex.


“Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World,” by David Maraniss (Simon & Schuster, $26.95)

Master storyteller David Maraniss (“When Pride Still Mattered”) puts it all together for us in this compelling chronicle of the landmark games: The Olympics of 1960 were the first televised games, with the first doping scandal, the first in which African-American and women athletes emerged as serious contenders, and in which a young man named Cassius Clay won a gold medal as a heavy lightweight.

“America America,” by Ethan Canin (Random House, $27)

A middle-aged newspaperman, who attached himself to a powerful mentor during his early years, looks back at his life and family, American history and politics from the vantage point of that man’s funeral.


“Summer Reading,” by Hilma Wolitzer (Ballantine Books, $14)

This is a sweetly refreshing novel about the lives of women who come together for a summer book group in the Hamptons and how reading can unexpectedly change a life.

Young readers

“Welcome to Your World, Baby,” by Brooke Shields, illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld (HarperCollins, $16.99), for ages 4-8

The actress presents a colorful guide to preparing a sibling for the arrival of a new baby.

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