Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:
▪ Dear Mr. You, by Mary-Louise Parker (Scribner, $25) — The award-winning actress (Weeds) makes her debut with a nontraditional memoir written in a series of letters dedicated to the men — real and imagined — who have impacted her life. Among those receiving posts: her grandfather and father, the doctor who saved her life, an oyster picker, a taxi driver and more. Parker narrates the audiobook (Simon & Schuster Audio, $29.99).
▪ The Promise, by Robert Crais (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $27.95) — The bestselling author brings together series favorites Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, K9 officer Scott James and his dog, Maggie, for this action-packed thriller set in L.A. Told from each character’s point of view (even Maggie), our heroes go from a missing-person case to terrorist cells. The audiobook (Brilliance Audio, $34.99) is read by actors Luke Daniels and MacLeod Andrews.
▪ Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World, by Tim Marshall (Scribner, $26) — The author, a former foreign correspondent, argues that geography, perhaps more than anything else, plays the biggest role in shaping a country’s policies. He uses maps of 10 regions of the world to describe the geopolitical history of each. Fans of geography, history and politics (and maps) will be enthralled.
Meet the author
Texan Colleen Hoover will launch her new book, November 9, with a discussion and signing at 10 p.m. Monday at Half Price Books, 5803 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas; 214-379-8000. Tickets are required.