This month's critic's pick is My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman (William Morrow, non-fiction, reprint) *** out of four.
USA TODAY's Marco R. della Cava called this rock memoir "a soul-searching rumination on a hard-lived life."
Also recently released:
"What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" by Nathan Englander (Vintage, fiction, reprint) Eight stories that plumb the Jewish-American experience.
"The Age of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker (Random House, fiction, reprint) A young girl copes with cosmic changes as the earth's rotation shifts.
"Prague Winter" by Madeleine Albright (HarperPerennial, non-fiction, reprint) A memoir of the tumultuous years 1937-1948 by the former secretary of state.
"Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson (Berkley, non-fiction, reprint) Humorous recounting of an eccentric childhood by "The Bloggess"; with a new chapter.
"Wild Thing" by Josh Bazell (Reagan Arthur/Back Bay, fiction, reprint) A follow-up to Beat the Reaper about a mob hit man turned doctor.
"The Billy Bob Tapes" by Billy Bob Thornton and Kinky Friedman (William Morrow, non-fiction, reprint) The actor writes an unconventional memoir, with help from some famous friends.
"The Stonecutter" by Camilla Lackberg (Free Press, fiction, reprint)
Third in Swedish series features crime-solving duo of Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck.
"The Starboard Sea" by Amber Dermont (St. Martin's Griffin, fiction, reprint) A friend's suicide haunts a prep-school student.
"Making a Difference" by Chesley B. Sullenberger (William Morrow, non-fiction, reprint) Subtitle: Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders, gathered by the famous pilot.