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.
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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.