Jan. 26-Feb. 1: Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Bridges And James Salter

Stanley McChrystal's new memoir, My Share of the Task, recounts lessons from his years in the military. (Penguin Books)
Stanley McChrystal's new memoir, My Share of the Task, recounts lessons from his years in the military. (Penguin Books)

In softcover nonfiction, the four-star general describes a culture gap between the military and civilian worlds, and Bridges explains how The Dude – of The Big Lebowski – is a kind of Zen master. In fiction, James Salter chronicles betrayal, Taiye Selasi looks at a grieving Ghanaian family and Philipp Meyer delivers a multigenerational family saga.

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