Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:
•As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride
by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden (Touchstone, $26) — Elwes was 23 when he played the dashing Westley in the beloved film. Now, more than 25 years later, he offers an insider’s perspective, including interviews with his now legendary co-stars — Robin Wright (Buttercup), Billy Crystal (Miracle Max), Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya), et al. And there are photos with clever captions. Bonus: a foreword from director Rob Reiner and an epilogue from producer Norman Lear. Inconceivable!
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by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95) — The bestselling author (2013’sSycamore Row
) returns with a new legal thriller and a new hero — Samantha Kofer. Samantha loses her job at a big Wall Street law firm, thanks to the 2008 recession. She’s given a chance to work pro bono at a legal aid clinic in a small Appalachian town in Virginia with the (slim) hope of getting her old job back when the internship ends. The locals aren’t too happy to have a big-town outsider in their midst — especially when she takes on Big Coal.
•Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy
by Kathryn Miles (Dutton, $27.95) — It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy became the biggest storm on record to hit the Eastern Seaboard, leaving record-breaking destruction in its path from South Carolina to Manhattan to Maine. The author gives a blow-by-blow record of life before, during and after Sandy. Miles interviewed weather experts, forecasters, officials and hurricane hunters, as well as survivors of the killer storm that rewrote the record book.
— Celeste Williams