Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:• Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name — One White, One Black by Chris Tomlinson (Thomas Dunne Books, $26.99) — The author, a fifth-generation Texan, is the great-great grandson of a slave owner . He tells his family’s story and the parallel story of the slave families with his last name, who once picked cotton at the Tomlinson Hill plantation in Falls County. Former TCU and NFL great LaDainian Tomlinson, who wrote the foreword, is a direct descendant. He grew up believing Tomlinson Hill was named after his family.• Bravo by Greg Rucka (Little, Brown and Co., $26) — The bestselling author of the “Atticus Kodiak” and “Queen & Country” series offers the follow-up to 2012’s Alpha that features Jad Bell, the retired Delta Force operator who aids his country in time of need. This one begins after Bell and his team have thwarted a terrorist attack and brought in Uzbek, the attack’s organizer and a bad man. But Uzbek isn’t the worst. His employer, the Architect, has “set into motion another, even more devastating attack.” It’s up to Bell and two women deep under cover to stop him.• Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree (Thomas Dunne Books,$27.99) — The author, who covered all 166 U.S. space flights and moon landings as a reporter for NBC News, spent five decades getting to know the American hero, who died in 2012, and this intimate and definitive biography coincides with the 45th anniversary of Armstrong’s one giant leap on the moon (July 20, 1969). It’s a celebration of Armstrong’s life and times with never-before-seen photographs and an introduction by fellow space pioneer John Glenn. — Celeste Williams
Meet the author
Radio talk-show host Mark Davis will talk about and sign his new book, Lone Star America: How Texas Can Save Our Country, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dallas Barnes & Noble, 7700 Northwest Highway; 214-739-1124. The book (Regnery Publishing Inc., $27.99), features a foreword from Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity.