Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:
▪ Along the Infinite Sea, by Beatriz Williams (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $26.95) The bestselling author (Tiny Little Thing) offers another historical fiction with a helping of romance. It follows two women and dual story lines — one in 1930s Europe, the other in 1960s America. They meet, and bond, at a car auction, featuring a classic Mercedes and a back story. Actress Kathleen McInerney again reads the audiobook (Penguin Audio, $45).
▪ Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, by Sonia Purnell (Viking, $30) The author, a journalist and biographer (Just Boris), looks back at the formidable and influential woman behind Winston Churchill. The extensive research — interviews with Clementine’s assistants and access to archives, diaries and letters, plus photos — shines a deserved spotlight on Britain’s first lady through wartime and beyond.
▪ Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future, by Lauren Redniss (Random House, $35) The author (Radioactive) brings her creative writing, dazzling visuals and balancing act between myth and science to a 272-page ode to the weather. According to press materials, Redniss designed everything: “the text, the cover, the spine, the end pages and every page in between.” She even created the typeface for this weather geek’s nirvana.