CHICAGO - I had spent all of six minutes with Julia Sweeney when I brought up adult braces.
"Her Perfect Cowboy" by Trish Milburn; Harlequin (2013), 220 pages, $5.50 (paperback)
"Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Knopf (496 pages, $26.95)
"The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office" by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan; Twelve (320 pages, $26.99)
Some years ago, I was on a book reviewing panel when someone in the audience asked what we, the panelists, thought of "The Bridges of Madison County," which was then a fixture on bestseller lists. We hemmed and hawed, tried to talk around the question, until our moderator acknowledged that, most likely, none of us had read the book.
The Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes is the subject of a small literary boom on the anniversary of his death.
"Inferno" by Dan Brown; Doubleday (480 pages, $29.95)
"Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children" by Sarah Carr; Bloomsbury (336 pages, $27)
"All I Need" by Susane Colasanti; Viking (240 pages, $17.99)
"The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution" by Marcia Coyle; Simon & Schuster (416 pages, $28)