5.”The Guns at Last Light,” by Rick Atkinson (Holt: $40): This final book in the liberation trilogy tells the story of the Allied battle for Western Europe during World War II starting with D-Day.
6.”Country Girl,” by Edna O’Brien (Little, Brown: $27.99): The Irish writer recounts her difficult beginnings and escape into writing.
7.”I Could Pee on This,” by Francesco Marciuliano (Chronicle: $12.95): A quirky collection of feline poetry.
8.”The Last Train to Zona Verde,” by Paul Theroux (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $27): The travel writer explores the people and adventures in the African bush.
9.”Help, Thanks, Wow,” by Anne Lamott (Riverhead: $17.95): Three simple prayers to get through the tough times.
10.”Mom & Me & Mom,” by Maya Angelou (Random House: $22): The poet chronicles her rocky relationship with her mother.
— Los Angeles Times