This week's new books include: The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (HarperCollins, $29.95). While his wife fights to recover from a horrific crime, a schoolteacher discovers a cache of old diaries, letters and newspaper clippings that reveal his family’s dark past.
You: Being Beautiful by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz (Free Press, $26.95). This follow-up to Roizen and Oz's best-seller, You: Staying Young, targets three dimensions of beauty: looking beautiful, feeling beautiful and being beautiful.
Just After Sunset by Stephen King (Scribner, $28). This collection of 13 tales shows King molding the themes and set pieces of horror and suspense fiction into nuanced blends of fantasy and psychological realism.
The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck (Threshold, $19.99). A warm and poignant tale of family, faith and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives.
Call Me Ted by Ted Turner with Bill Burke (Grand Central, $30). Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner tells his life's story.
Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card (Tor, $25.95). In the wake of his victory over the alien Formics, 12-year-old military genius Ender Wiggins is hailed as a hero, but governments that trained him intend to portray him as a monster.
A Mercy by Toni Morrison (Knopf, $23.95). Acts of mercy may have unforeseen consequences as we learn in this story of a plantation slave in Maryland who gives up her daughter to a relatively humane northern adventurer.
Rickles Letters by Don Rickles (Simon & Schuster, $25). The comedian spouts off to celebrities, living and dead.