Books and Americana
THE NEW CITY HOME: SMART DESIGN FOR METRO LIVING
BY LESLIE CLAGETT (THE TAUNTON PRESS, $34.95)

Clagett provides creative, city-tested solutions to the challenges of urban living — limited space and light, views, noise, and privacy. This beautiful photograph-filled book takes its place among the best resources for making the most of your city space by offering urban design analysis and ideas that readers can use to create a very personal place in the middle of the bustle.

OUR READ: An invaluable tome for the urbanite's tool chest.
THE HEALTHY KITCHEN: RECIPES FOR A BETTER BODY, LIFE, AND SPIRIT
BY ANDREW WEIL, MD, AND ROSIE DALEY (KNOPF, $24.95)

Two of America’s most popular authorities on healthy eating and cooking join forces in this new addition to your kitchen bookshelf. Weil is a leading practitioner of integrative medicine and the bestselling author of Eating Well for Optimum Health; Daley is the author of the record-breaking book In the Kitchen with Rosie: Oprah’s Favorite Recipes.

OUR READ: Guilt-free and easy.
FINAL ROUND
BY WILLIAM BERNHARDT (BALLANTINE, $23.95)

There’s a killing spree on at the Masters. The usual throng of jet-setting stars, media, and fans have come to Augusta, and this year a killer’s in their midst. Pro golfer Conner Cross is being stalked by the same vicious murderer who killed his friend, golfer John McCree, whose body was discovered in the sand trap at the 18th hole. In the company of a sexy female cop, Conner plays the game of life and death, and he’s next on the hit list as he faces the final round.

OUR READ: A masterful mix of passion, golf, and crime.
THE TRUTH ABOUT GETTING IN
BY KATHERINE COHEN, PhD (HYPERION, $21.95)

The right strategy for negotiating the college admissions process makes the difference between acceptance and rejection, regardless of your child’s grades, says Cohen, a private college admissions counselor who claims a 75 percent success rate in placing her clients in their top-choice colleges. From which courses to take in high school to worksheets, timelines, and checklists, this book delivers the goods on college prep.

OUR READ: All A’s