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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.

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