SMART COUPLES FINISH RICH
By David Bach
Broadway Books, $25


If you read one financial planning book, it seems you’ve read them all (we know the drill — spend less, save more). But Bach, the author of Smart Women Finish Rich, does a great job convincing couples to think about money, talk about money, get a financial plan in order — and yes, spend less and save more.

COMFORT ME WITH APPLES
By Ruth Reichl
Random House, $24.95


Picking up where her other book, Tender at the Bone, left off, this mouthwatering memoir by the editor of Gourmet magazine describes her transformation from chef to food writer and takes you to some of the world’s best restaurants along the way.

THE OLDEST ROOKIE
By Jim Morris and Joel Engel
Little, Brown and Company, $22.95


At age 35, Jim Morris left a teaching career to become the oldest rookie professional pitcher in 40 years. His inspiring story of reviving old dreams by trying out for the major leagues and being drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays has soon-to-be-a-major-motion-picture-starring-Dennis-Quaid written all over it.

MAN AND BOY
By Tony Parsons
Sourcebooks, $21


Harry Silver has it all — good job, beautiful wife, charming young son. But when he loses the wife and the job, he’s left with raising his young son by himself. Read at your own risk: This touching tale of their relationship, and of the Kramer vs. Kramer-like battle that ensues, will no doubt stir your emotions.