Things That Matter, a collection of essays from conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, appears at No. 9.
Ruth Reichl tells a story of food, love and redemption in Delicious!, which appears at No. 15.
Photographer Sally Mann tells her family's history through images and words in Hold Still. It debuts at No. 8.
In Anne Enright's The Green Road, Rosaleen Madigan's four grown children find themselves reunited under their mother's roof after she announces she's selling their childhood home. It debuts at No. 14.
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Neal Stephenson's new epic starts big and gets bigger. Critic Jason Sheehan says that while the book can bog down in details, if the world really were ending, you'd want Stephenson by your side.