The Grilling Book: The Definitive Guide from Bon Appétit
By Adam Rapoport (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $45)
This hefty ode to the gastronomic glories of grilling leaves no charcoal briquette unturned. An insightful primer on grill prep is a mouth-watering prelude to the 380 globe-spanning recipes that follow. If your tastes don’t run as far afield as, say, African piri-piri chicken, you’ll find comfort (food) in such essentials as the perfect cheeseburger and caveman porterhouse.
Loopers: A Caddie’s Twenty-Year Golf Odyssey
By John Dunn (Crown Publishers, $25)
Author John Dunn could have made his memoir of life on the links the literary equivalent of nine holes: Drop some A-list names, recall some Caddyshack-worthy shenanigans, then head to the clubhouse. Instead, he made a full round of his peripatetic tale, elegantly capturing not only the breathtaking views along the world’s top courses but the inner landscape of the players irresistibly drawn to the game.
Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream
By Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra (New Harvest, $28)
This lovingly constructed dual memoir honors the indomitable strength and spirit of family, as these renowned brothers take turns telling entrancing tales of their upbringing in a newly independent India. Although their paths in healing may have diverged, they describe the ties that sustained them along their journey to the U.S. and in their careers.